The Cedar Park Police Department on Tuesday released 2010 collision statistics, which show an overall decrease in collisions when compared to the previous year.
Total collisions in Cedar Park were down from 858 in 2009 to 704 last year - a decrease of 18 percent.
Injury collisions were also down from 267 in 2009 to 177 in 2010 - a decrease of 34 percent.
There were three fatality accidents in 2009, compared to a single, non-alcohol-related accident last year.
"We believe that the DWI Enforcement efforts by our officers contributed to the fact that drug or alcohol usage did not result in any fatality collisions in 2010," Police Chief Henry Fluck said.
The Cedar Park Police Department uses
TxDOT's Selective Traffic Enforcement Program to fund additional traffic enforcement and DWI enforcement throughout the year. The STEP grant funds overtime for off-duty Cedar Park police officers to work directed traffic enforcement at high collision locations and traffic trouble spots. The traffic safety grant focuses on several key areas including speed limit compliance, intersection traffic control (red lights), increasing safety belt usage and DWI enforcement.
The Cedar Park Police Department reviews collision records annually to determine the "Top 10" collision locations from the previous year, which helps the Traffic Enforcement Units focus their attention on specific trouble zones or areas of concern.
"I am pleased to see that in a high growth community, we are able to have significant decreases in fatality, injury and total collisions in Cedar Park," Fluck said.
Top 10 accident locations
in Cedar Park
- Whitestone at 183A — 41
- Parmer Lane at Whitestone — 39
- Bell at Cypress Creek — 33
- Lakeline at Cypress Creek — 25
- Whitestone at Bell — 24
- Whitestone at Lakeline — 24
- Parmer Lane at Brushy Creek Road — 23
- New Hope at 183A — 19
- Bell at Walton Way — 17
- Discovery at Bell — 16