Cheyenne, Wyoming’s highest populated city, experienced a drop in car accidents in recent years despite a rising population.
A report compiled from information from the Wyoming Depart of Transportation, the Cheyenne Police Department, the Laramie County Sheriff’s Office and the Wyoming Highway Patrol found that accidents decreased from 1,785 accidents in 2010 to 1,731 in 2011, a 3 percent decrease.
Cheyenne police spokesperson Dan Long said that 2012 saw a continued decrease in accidents. He said that the department decided to focus on areas with typically high accident rates, which may have led to the decrease in accidents. The report said that one intersection – Dell Range Boulevard and Converse Avenue – was the site of 325 accidents between 2002 and 2011.
He also mentioned that focus among drivers has improved.
“We’ve seen as a law enforcement organization that people seem to be paying more attention to traffic signals, paying more attention to other drives,” Long told the Wyoming Tribune Eagle.
We are glad to see that responsible drivers and smart enforcement led to fewer car accidents in Wyoming. While accidents can happen anywhere at any time, there are ways to reduce and prevent serious injuries and deaths that result from negligent drivers.
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