MPD crash data is incomplete, study finds | Axios DC

October 07, 2021
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On October 7, 2021, the D.C. Policy Center’s article, Observed disparities between 911 calls and crash reports, was cited by Axios DC:

A third of crashes during a six-week period where a driver hit a cyclist or a pedestrian was not publicly reported by police, a new report by the D.C. Policy Center found.

Why it matters: DDOT relies on public crash data provided by MPD to make infrastructure decisions meant to improve safety. But the analysis out Tuesday shows this public data is incomplete.

D.C. Policy Center Researchers Emilia Calma and Charlotte Jackson say the data might indicate a pressing need for a bike lane, sidewalks, or a stop sign…

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