Apr 26 by Matthew Hirsch

Alcohol-involved injuries in San Jose area have jumped almost 30 percent

Compared to other population centers in California, the San Jose area appears to be doing well at limiting alcohol-involved injuries, according to the California Highway Patrol’s latest report on statewide traffic collisions. If alcohol-involved injuries were distributed evenly across the state, you’d expect Santa Clara County to have 787 of them. For 2013, the latest…

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Apr 25 by Matthew Hirsch

San Jose bicycling is more dangerous than we thought

The latest annual report on motor vehicle collisions from the California Highway Patrol has a ton of information about what’s happening on California roads and highways, with extensive datasets on alcohol- and truck-involved collisions and more tightly focused summaries of collisions involving pedestrians, motorcycles, and bicycles. The special attention given to truck drivers piqued our…

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Apr 11 by Matthew Hirsch

Why police should pay more attention to bicycle safety

On Feb 23, a 9-year-old girl riding a bicycle in San Jose was injured in an auto collision. A few weeks later, the same thing happened to an 11-year-old boy in Santa Clara. Then a few more 11-year-olds in Los Gatos and Mountain View in April. What do these incidents have in common? Nobody who…

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Mar 28 by GJEL Staff

Key collision factors in San Jose are getting worse

Last week, we looked at the number of motor vehicle injuries occurring in the San Jose area and concluded that traffic safety around GJEL’s San Jose office is getting worse. According to California’s latest traffic records, the number of collisions leading to injury increased each year from 2013 to 2015 and was trending up again through the first half of 2016. Full-year results for 2016 should be available in August.

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Mar 13 by GJEL Staff

Avoid these San Jose intersections on St. Patrick’s Day

Whether driving or riding in a passenger seat, there’s no way to guarantee your safety in a car, on any day of the year. But you can educate yourself about local traffic safety risks. If everybody knew when and where collisions occur, we would all have a better chance to stay out of harm’s way.

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