Thursday, March 09, 2006

More accidents in Phoenix?

This week I'm enjoying the warm weather in Phoenix, AZ.

What have I noticed being out here?

I have seen more car accidents in the past 3 days then I have in the past year in Baltimore. Yesterday I saw three car accidents within 10 miles of my hotel. All of them were major accidents where the cars were totaled. The last one of the night involved a four car pile up on a regular 30 mile per hour road in the left turning lane. It looked like the SUV just slammed right into three cars waiting to turn.

Doing a quick search online I found that based on red light running, which I'll use as a proxy for accidents in general, Phoenix was #1 92-98 based on census data of cities > 200,000 people. Click here for the data.

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