How Many Fatal Accidents Happen in Fresno?
Unfortunately, 2019 statistics for Fresno show more deaths than the California stats overall. Fresno had 13.41 deaths per 100,000 people, while California state listed 9.13 fatalities per 100,000 people.
Driving while under the influence and not wearing a seatbelt were contributors to these statistics. In 2019, Fresno traffic fatalities totaled 134. Over 23% of those who died (31 people) involved at least one driver who was driving while intoxicated. Also, 27 of the individuals who died did not have a seatbelt fastened.
How Are the Road Infrastructure and Bridges in Fresno?
Simple repairs, filling potholes, and installing signs, along with larger projects such as resurfacing roads, clearing debris, and maintaining bridges, are the responsibility of the Fresno Department of Public Works Department. Thanks to this agency, the Fresno roads are kept clear and drivable.
A 2019 report released by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) graded California with a C+ for their infrastructure, a slightly above-average rating. Unfortunately, these same roads
The ASCE does note in their report that the grades do not reflect that there has been an absence of responsibility or diligence on the local agencies’ part in maintaining the streets and highways. With a highly populated state like California, there is an expectation that its infrastructures will suffer wear and tear. The ratings released by the ASCE help the public work departments decide where they should focus their limited resources.