How Many Fatal Accidents Happen in San Diego?
Statewide 2019 statistics show that that there were 9.13 fatalities per 100,000 people in California. For that same year, the San Diego numbers were lower, at 7.43 deaths per 100,000 individuals, a two-point plus difference.
Fatalities may have been avoided had drivers been wearing their seat belts and avoided driving while under the influence. 30% of the San Diego fatalities (75 individuals) were driving while intoxicated, with high blood alcohol levels. Of the 75 individuals, 37 were not wearing seat restraints.
How Are the Road Infrastructure and Bridges in San Diego?
Amazingly, the 2,000 miles of roads in San Diego could stretch to Florida. The San Diego Department of Public Works steps up to maintain these roads and highways. Repairs and work may be minor, such as filling potholes, installing signs, or clearing brush. Other major repairs could include resurfacing highways and streets, maintaining bridges, replacing streetlights or traffic lights, and more. It is their responsibility to keep the roads clear, safe, and drivable.
California received an overall grade of C+ on infrastructure. The 2019 report published by the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) periodically publishes a report on the U.S. infrastructure overall. Roads in California received a poor rating, receiving a D grade. Bridges weren’t much better at a C-. This same report noted that the San Diego bridges along I-5 needed “major repair and rehabilitation.”
However, with California being a well-populated state, the roads and bridges’ wear and tear were expected by the ASCE. They speak to this in the same report, noting that the grades do not reflect a lack of attention or diligence on the part of the San Diego public works. Ratings from the ASCE assist agencies in determining where they can target limited resources.