Top 10 Traffic Crash Locations in Auburn Hills

We are in the traffic crash reduction business.  So every month traffic crashwe look at where the Top 10 crash locations are in the city and what was determined to be the causal factor(s).  Then we direct our officers to those locations to look for and cite those violations that are crash causers.  Note that we do not talk about traffic “accidents” because that suggests that these happen as a result of an act of God or something.  They happen because someone violated the traffic law and because of the violation caused the crash.  We encourage our officers to cite the crash causers in an effort to change driver behavior.

So for 2015 year to date here they are:

  1. Walton and Squirrel: Peak times 0700-1000 hours, and 1200-1500 hours. Causes; (Unable to Stop and Failed to Yield).
  1. Lapeer and Harmon: Peak times 1100-1300 hours, and 1600-1900 hours. Causes; (Unable to Stop and Disregard Traffic Control Device).
  1. Opdyke and Walton: Peak times 0800-1200 hours, and 1500-1900 hours. Causes; (Failed to Yield, Unable to Stop, Disregard Traffic Control Device, and Speeding).
  1. Opdyke and University: Peak times 0700-1100 hours, and 1400-1800 hours. Causes; (Failed to Yield, Unable to Stop, and Disregard Traffic Control Device).
  1. Joslyn and Brown: Peak times 1000-1300 and 1700-2000 hours.  Causes; (Unable to Stop, Disregard Traffic Device, and Improper Lane Use).
  1. Ramp from Interchange to NB Lapeer Road: Peak times 0800-1000 hours, and 1200-1700 hours. Cause: (Unable to Stop).
  1. Hamlin and Squirrel: Peak times 0800-1300 and 1600-1900 hours. Causes; (Unable to Stop, Speeding, Disregard Traffic Control Device, and Failed to Yield).
  1. GLC Drive and Baldwin: Peak times 1100-1400 and 1700-1900 hours. Causes; (Failed to Yield, Improper Lane Use, and Disregard Traffic Control Device).
  1. Squirrel and University: Peak times 0800-1100 hours, and 1500-2000 hours. Causes; (Speeding, Failed to Yield, and Disregard Traffic Control Device).
  1. Brown and Lapeer: Peak times 0800-1000 and 1500-1700 hours.   Causes (Unable to Stop, Failed to Yield, and Disregard Traffic Control Device).

We use the 24 hr clock AKA military time.  If you aren’t familiar 0000 is midnight and 1200 is noon.  You can figure it out from there.

If you use these areas during the times noted you can look for us there.  We’ll be watching for the crash causers-those who run red lights, run into the rear of other vehicles (unable to stop), failing to yield right of way and the others.

Don’t say I didn’t warn you.