Report Reveals Cincy's Deadliest Roads: Is Enforcement Working?

Jul 23, 2018

The Cincinnati Police Department released a new traffic crash and enforcement report identifying peak hours for traffic accidents and the roads where crashes most often occur. There are 14 streets that make the list of worst areas for speeding and crashes that resulted in injuries or death. The peak time for fatal crashes were in the early morning hours of 2 a.m. to 3 a.m. The second worst time was between the hours of 3 p.m. and 4 p.m. when schools typically let out.

Two discrepancies stand out in the traffic study. The first, according to a WCPO report, is that Cincinnati police officers are restricted from sitting and doing traffic enforcement during morning and evening rush hours, times police officials say are particularly dangerous. And pedestrians say the problems extend beyond the areas on the 14 streets identified as significant risks for crashes.

Joining Cincinnati Edition to discuss the traffic report are Cincinnati City Council Member P.G. Sittenfeld; and WCPO transportation and development reporter Pat LaFleur (@pat_lafleur).

Tune in to Cincinnati Edition July 23 starting at 1 p.m. to hear this segment.