The Health Department collects, acquires and analyzes data related to traffic injuries, traffic density and driving behaviors in New York City.
The Health Department is a partner agency in Vision Zero, which uses many types of data collected by the City to improve road safety and measure progress. We contribute to Vision Zero’s traffic safety data primarily through data on mortality, hospitalizations and surveys.
Death certificates describe characteristics of people who die in traffic crashes.
Hospital and emergency department admissions characterize people who are injured in traffic crashes.
Surveys help describe how much people walk, bike and drive, as well as their risk behaviors.
Traffic injuries — including those by pedestrians, bicyclists, motorcyclists and motor vehicle occupants — are a leading cause of injury-related morbidity and mortality in NYC.
Analyses of the above datasets help inform the following safety guidance for New Yorkers.
All New Yorkers can play a role in making the roads safer.
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