Lexington Police release annual traffic report

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ)- Lexington Police have released the 2018 Annual Traffic Report.

Police say tickets were up and crashes were down. More drivers were cited for speeding, seat belt violations, and running red lights.

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Officers also say the number of crashes went down about four percent. 33 people died in 31 separate crashes. 15 of the people killed were pedestrians, and that number was at an all-time high in Lexington.

Here are highlights from the report:

  • Lexington Police responded to 96,961 traffic-related calls for service
  • Traffic charges issued were up 10.3% compared to 2017
    • 8.8% increase in speeding charges issued
    • 11.3% increase in registration violations issued
    • 22.6% increase in seatbelt violations issued
    • 28% increase in citations for red light running
  • DUI arrests were down 9.1%
  • Alcohol-involved collisions were down 4.1%
  • There were 31 fatal collisions (down 8.8%) resulting in 33 fatalities (down 5.7%)
    • 15 of the fatalities were pedestrians, the highest number of pedestrian fatalities ever recorded in Lexington-Fayette County in a single year.
  • Nicholasville Rd between Canary Rd/Lexington Green Circle & Reynolds Rd was the overall top between street collision location with 38 collisions.
  • N Broadway and W New Circle Rd was the top intersection location with 35 collisions.

Annual and monthly traffic analysis reports from the Lexington Police Department are available to the public online through the city’s website. Visit www.lexingtonky.gov/police-traffic-data to learn more.