Deadly traffic incidents down for 2012

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Updated: 1/31/2013 4:32 pm
RENO, Nev. (KRNV & -- Reno Police responded to 15 deadly crashes for 2012, which is a 12 percent reduction from 2011.

These are the types of crashes responded to:
Eight – Vehicle versus pedestrian
Three – Motorcycle (two single vehicle, one motorcycle versus vehicle)
Three – Single Vehicle
One – Vehicle versus moped

Accident and Citation data for 2012

For 2012, the Reno Police Department investigated 2947 accidents which is a 7% increase from 2011. In 2012, The Reno Police Department issued 14,597 citations for 17,684 violations. The following is a ranked list of at fault violations listed in traffic accident investigations:

Unknown 1347
Failure to Yield ROW 506
Hit and Run 423
Fail to Maintain Lane 225
Following Too Close 218
Disregard Control Device 171
Aggressive Reckless Careless 161
Too Fast for Conditions 120
Ran Off Road 80
Made Improper Turn 64
Unsafe Lane Change 59
Object Avoidance 37
Driverless Vehicle 31
Mechanical Defect 26
Exceeding Speed Limit 22
Drove Left of Center 20
Over Correct Steering 16
Wrong Way or Direction 9

The following intersections is listed as our top accident locations for 2012:
Plumb Ln and Kietzke Ln
Plumb Ln and Harvard way
McCarran Blvdand 7th St
Moana Blvdand Kietzke Ln.
North McCarran Blvdand North Virginia St.
Virginia St.and Moana Ln.
McCarran Blvdand Longley Ln.
Keystone Ave. and 4th St.
South McCarran Blvdand South Virginia St.
Plumb Ln and Matley Ln.

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