Thursday, December 6, 2012
Selective Enforcement: I-435 and Antioch
During the recent review of the High Accident Locations (HALS) for the 3rd quarter of 2012, I-435 Highway and Antioch Road was listed as #9 on the current list. At that time (end of September) the number of accidents was at 34 for the year, and currently sits at 57 through December 1st.
That particular location, as well as the many others on the list, receives constant attention as you can imagine, in order to keep those numbers from getting much higher.
There are a lot of factors that raise the number of accidents at a particular location. Most of them are attributed to the sheer number of vehicles that travel through those intersections, while road construction and speed contribute to them, as well.
The overall mission of our enforcement efforts is to try to change driver behavior. Countless studies have proven that speeding is a major threat to the public’s safety and thus warrants our constant attention.