Vacaville Vehicle Accident Statistics

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September 26, 2019
Edward Smith

Vacaville Vehicle Accident Statistics

Vacaville sits right between two of the largest metropolitan areas on the west coast and is the third-largest city in Solano County. These factors mean that Vacaville has a robust population and sees a fair amount of both commuting and local traffic. Unfortunately, traffic always comes with the risk of car accidents. While it may not be likely that you will be involved in a crash on any given day, it only takes one collision to dramatically change your life. For this reason, residents and commuters may want to decrease their chances of being involved in a serious crash by learning about these Vacaville vehicle accident statistics.

Accidents Overview

Data from research conducted by UC Berkeley indicates that there were a total of 3,187 car accidents that took place in Vacaville city limits between 2007 and 2019. These 3,187 crashes caused a total of 4,383 injuries ranging from minor to severe and cost another 68 individuals their lives. The large majority of these collisions only involved trucks or passenger vehicles. However, around five percent involved a pedestrian, about 6 percent involved a bicycle, and nearly eight percent involved a motorcycle. Furthermore, just under one-third of these accidents happened on a highway within the city of Vacaville while the rest took place on municipal roadways.

Collision Types

The following accident types are listed from most to least common during the time period in question with the number of accidents caused next to each.

  • Rear End, 1060
  • Broadside, 868
  • Hit Object, 492
  • Sideswipe, 270
  • Vehicle/Pedestrian, 161
  • Rollovers, 145
  • Head-On, 144
  • Other, 37

Day and Time

Across all days of the week, the highest frequency of accidents took place between noon and 6:00 p.m. Collisions happened evenly throughout the days of the week with the exception of Saturdays and Sundays, which saw around twice as many early-morning crashes. Outside of the weekends, crashes between midnight and 6:00 a.m. were very uncommon compared with other time periods.

Causal Violation

Not every car accident happens because of a traffic violation, but many are. Traffic laws are meant to keep drivers, cyclists, and pedestrians safe while using the road and when they are broken, people can get hurt.

In Vacaville, the most common violation to cause accidents was speeding, which accounted for around 30 percent of the collisions that took place during the time period in question. After speeding, improper turning was the next most common, accounting for about 16 percent. Third was right-of-way violations at just under 15 percent. The remaining violations all caused less than 10 percent of accidents each and included DUI, unsafe lane changes, pedestrian violations, tailgating, and more.

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