Residents who called for more stop signs in Long Beach await an analysis of traffic accidents for 2011. Starting in December 2010, the City of Long Beach installed more than 100 stop signs at intersections through the city, many in new locations and along the boulevards, in an effort to reduce traffic accidents.
According to police statistics, there were 961 accidents reported in the city in 2010, with 25 involving pedestrians or bicyclists, and four fatalities. The intersection of Long Beach Boulevard and Park Avenue had the most accidents, with 87. It has topped the list of intersections with the most accidents, according to statistics going back to 2007. The other intersections that were typically in the top five during that time were Long Beach Boulevard-East Pine Street, Riverside Boulevard-East Park Avenue, West Park Avenue- Edwards Boulevard, and the Waldbaum’s parking lot.
The most recorded accidents were in 2007, at 1000, and the fewest were the following year, at 958. There were 10 fatalities recording in all from 2007 to 2010.
What do you expect from the 2011 traffic analysis, after more than 100 stop signs were installed in the city? Voice your thoughts in the comments.