Major Insights on Motor vehicle collisions reported by the New York City Police Department from January – August 2020:
· Friday experiences the highest number of collisions, with a staggering total of 12,271 incidents, while Sunday has the lowest number of recorded collisions, with only 9,003 occurrences.
·The frequency of collisions follows a gradual upward trend until Wednesday, where it then sharply increases, reaching its peak on Friday. Subsequently, there is a gradual decline in collisions until Sunday, which records the lowest number of incidents.
·The peak frequency of collisions is observed between 8 am and 7 pm, with a steady decline in occurrences after 4 pm. Conversely, the least number of collisions is recorded during the early morning hours.
·The Contributing Factor Vehicle-1) for approx. 26% of the accidents is Driver Inattention or Distraction. The second highest contributing factor is Following too Closely (approx.7%) followed by Failure to Yield Right-of-Way (6%).