This report presents accident statistics from motor vehicle traffic accident reports received from local police and sheriff jurisdictions and from California Highway Patrol field offices. The Statewide Integrated Traffic Records System (SWITRS) processes all fatal and injury accidents which occurred on California's state highways and all other roadways, excluding private property. The report consists of the following eight sections: (1) Ten Year Summaries, 1982-1991; (2) Time; (3) Drivers and Vehicles; (4) Victims; (5) Alcohol Involved Accidents; (6) Truck Involved Accidents; (7) Short Subjects; and (8) Location. A Glossary and an Index are provided. Highlights from the report are as follows: During 1991, California had a total of 514,390 traffic accidents, 4,164 fatal, 224,004 injury and 286,222 property damage only. Children under the age of 15 accounted for 32.8% of pedestrian victims and 34.6% of bicycle victims (victims killed and injured). Speed was indicated as the Primary Collision Factor in 23.1% of the fatal and injury accidents. Of the licensed drivers in California, 27.2% were under 30 years of age; however, drivers under 30 years of age comprise 41.6% of all drivers in fatal and injury accidents. As a result of the 4,164 fatal accidents, 4,649 persons were killed. There were 1.8 persons killed and 135.7 persons injured for every 100 million vehicle miles of travel. Hit and run was indicated in 12.3% of the fatal and injury accidents. May 1, 1991, is California's first day with no motor vehicle related fatalities since March 11, 1968.

  • Corporate Authors:

    California Highway Patrol

    P.O. Box 942898
    Sacramento, CA  United States  94298-0001
  • Publication Date: 1992


  • English

Media Info

  • Features: Figures; Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: 161 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00626979
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Mar 2 1993 12:00AM