Traffic Collisions Trending Downward, Police Say

First published in the Oct. 23 print issue of the Burbank Leader.

Though local outrage over reckless driving has flared in recent months, a Burbank police sergeant said this week that vehicle crashes have become less frequent over the past few years.
The Burbank Police Department recorded 1,473 traffic collisions in 2016, Sgt. Fletcher Stone told the city’s Police Commission on Wednesday, and just 946 in 2019. So far this year, he added, the BPD has counted fewer than 600 crashes in Burbank.
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