California City Driving Statistics


California City Driving Statistics

I’m Ed Smith, a Davis car accident lawyer. A recently conducted study provides us with statistics based on the most dangerous and safest cities for drivers in California. The cities that were chosen for this study all had populations of over 100,000. The study found that densely populated cities were the most dangerous on average.

Study Methodology

The data of this study was analyzed by two dimensions, contributory and collision factors. Researchers identified the primary collision factors based by these two dimensions that increased the risk of road safety for motorists in California.

The following factors were found and accounted for in this study:

Study Results

The study accounted for 123,512 motor vehicle collisions, 749 fatalities and 92,977 injuries in total. These results were found from published accident data on the Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) website. The results from this study indicated that Southern California is home to 13 out the 20 safest cities and 14 out of the 20 most dangerous cities in the state. The results also found that Northern California drivers were more susceptible to the risk of bodily injuries due to its slightly higher overall injury rate and crash rate.

The results of this study ranked the following cities from 1 to 65 with 1 as the most dangerous and 65 as the most safest:

  1. San Francisco
  2. Lancaster
  3. Los Angeles
  4. Salinas
  5. Fairfield
  6. San Bernardino
  7. Santa Ana
  8. Antioch
  9. Modesto
  10. Santa Maria
  11. Moreno Valley
  12. Pomona
  13. Berkeley
  14. Escondido
  15. El Monte
  16. West Covina
  17. Downey
  18. Anaheim
  19. Santa Clara
  20. Vallejo
  21. Ontario
  22. Palmdale
  23. Daly City
  24. Fontana
  25. Ventura
  26. El Cajon
  27. Rialto
  28. Sacramento
  29. Santa Clarita
  30. Chula Vista
  31. Pasadena
  32. Oakland
  33. Costa Mesa
  34. Garden Grove
  35. Norwalk
  36. Huntington Beach
  37. Glendale
  38. Long Beach
  39. Fullerton
  40. Sunnyvale
  41. Visalia
  42. Bakersfield
  43. Santa Rosa
  44. Riverside
  45. Oceanside
  46. Richmond
  47. Orange
  48. Concord
  49. San Jose
  50. Elk Grove
  51. San Diego
  52. Hayward
  53. Clovis
  54. Victorville
  55. Stockton
  56. Rancho Cucamonga
  57. Thousand Oaks
  58. Burbank
  59. Temecula
  60. Irvine
  61. Fremont
  62. Carlsbad
  63. Simi Valley
  64. Torrance
  65. Fresno

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