Friday, August 24, 2007

Fatal traffic accidents rise sharply - Police crack down on drivers

34 people have died from traffic collisions in San Francisco so far this year, including 3 last week. In all of 2006, there were 28 fatalities, and 26 in all of 2005. 22 of those so far this year were pedestrians, up from 12 pedestrians for the entire year of '06.

3 comments:

this charming man said...

i'll believe the crackdown when i see it. just yesterday evening at about 6pm, at the corner of 17th & guerrero not one but *two* cars roar thru a red light going north on guerrero, with an sfpd car at the light on 17th going west -- it was the front cat at the ight and the officers had a clear view.

what did sfpd car do? nothing. a big fat nothing. turned right on guerrero but did not pursue the cars who blew the lights. pathetic.

everyday i see people brazenly blow thru reds and pull other really bad stunts. more enforcement is needed, but again, i'll believe it when i see it.

Rah said...

I actually saw a couple people getting pulled over by some motorcycle cops the other day in the sunset, but in a week it'll all be forgotten, and back to life as usual...

Speaking of which, the 35th fatality just occured last night. A man was struck and killed by the J-Church train on San Jose Avenue.

Anonymous said...

The Chron's stats are pretty odd. Two of the people who died as a result of traffic incidents died from old injuries--one of them 25 years ago.