District staff recently completed development of the 2015-2019 Safety Analysis Report for the Jackson Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (MPO’s) planning area. Crash data analyzed by District staff was obtained from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and from data provided to the Mississippi Department of Transportation (MDOT) by the Mississippi Department of Public Safety (MDPS) covering a five-year planning period. The intent of the report is to provide a snapshot of the crash trends affecting users of the transportation system in the Jackson MPO’s planning area. The report not only looks at crash trends for the planning area as a whole, but also includes a breakdown of the crash trends impacting each of the three (3) counties included in the planning area.
Crash statistics contained in the report include: total amount of crashes, total fatalities resulting from automobile crashes, total serious injuries resulting from a crash, and also the total amount of non-motorized fatalities and serious injuries resulting from a crash. Additionally, the report includes a breakdown of various behavior related crash information, most common crash types, and the time of day with the highest percentage of crash occurrences.
The 2015-2019 Safety Analysis Report can be found here.