Traffic Safety

Crash Statistics

Traffic crashes include collisions of a motor vehicle with another motor vehicle, person, bicycle or
stationary object. In 2016, the Ashland Police Department responded to 297 crashes compared to
298 crashes in 2015. The department investigated 102 reportable crashes compared to 108 reportable
crashes investigated in 2015. 

The number of reportable crashes decreased by six percent (-6%) compared to the previous
year. The total number of crashes involving injured parties in 2016 was forty-one (41), compared
to fifty (50) crashes resulting in injuries to parties in 2015. The number of crashes resulting in injuries decreased by eighteen percent (-18%) compared to the previous year. There were no fatal crashes in 2016.


For 2016, the Department investigated eight (8) crashes involving driving under the influence of drugs/alcohol, compared to five (5) crashes in 2015.

The department participated in the Smart Safe and Sober programs, Checkpoint Strikeforce, and the Click it or Ticket program.


For 2016, the department conducted 3,331 traffic stops and issued 1,984 uniform traffic summonses (UTS) for traffic or vehicle related violations. For 2015, the department conducted 4,384 stops and issued 2,756 summonses (UTS) for traffic or vehicle related violations

Speeding EnforcementAshland Police Station

The Ashland Police Department’s traffic safety unit studied areas where a high volume of crashes occurred during the previous year. In 2010, the department implemented the A.C.U.T.E. (Addressing Complaints Using Technology and Enforcement) program. This program identifies areas where a speeding problem exists, educates the public about the posted speed limit, and, if necessary, results in directed enforcement in that area.

The A.C.U.T.E. program was deployed ten times (10) during 2016. There were three (3) locations where a
speeding problem was found to exist and subsequent enforcement action was taken to address the complaint. 

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Special Programs

  • Child safety seat
  • Click it or ticket
  • Crash reduction
  • Distracted driving
  • Impaired driving

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