Car accidents to be mapped by City of Windsor
New report will help engineers and planners make roads safer and use budget money more wisely
The City of Windsor is working on a report that will show where the most collisions happen.
Mike Palanacki, the executive director of operations, said the information will help council decide where to direct money to improve road safety.
"We've looked at all of the accidents that occurred in 2012, and we've done some statistical analysis, review of the high-accident rates, with the goal of looking at measures to reduce the overall accident rates throughout the city," Palanacki said. "We'll be looking at the hot spots where there is a high frequency of accidents."
Palanacki called the report "another tool" the city's engineers will have their disposal.
"When we are considering the capital budget, it will add credence to our budget requests," he said. "We always look at safety implications. And roadways and intersections that have a high rate of accidents will have a higher rating for budget implications."