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The number of traffic fatalities on roads under the jurisdiction of the Road Commission for Oakland County (RCOC) has trended downward over the past three years, including a nearly 20 percent decline in from 2017 to 2018.
For calendar year 2018, there were 23 fatalities on RCOC roads. This is fewer fatalities than any of the previous three years and well below the average number of fatalities for the last 18 years. Of the 23 fatalities, eight were alcohol and/or drug-related.
The lowest number of fatalities in recent years was 2013 when 14 traffic-related deaths were reported. Additionally, the traffic-fatality rate in Oakland County has remained approximately half the statewide and national rates for several decades.
“Safety remains the top priority for RCOC,” stated RCOC Chairman Greg Jamian. “Throughout the years, the focus on safety has guided many RCOC decisions related to road project selection, design and maintenance,” he added.
Jamian noted RCOC has consistently been on the cutting edge of traffic-safety innovations such as:
“For everything we do, we are continuously considering ways to improve safety. We take safety very seriously, and motorists can join the effort by eliminating driving distractions such as cell phones,” Jamian said.
Here are the number of fatalities reported on RCOC for each year since 2001:
2001: 35 2010: 25
2002: 38 2011: 36
2003: 29 2012: 23
2004: 34 2013: 14
2005: 41 2014: 18
2006: 33 2015: 30
2007: 25 2016: 39
2008: 20 2017: 29
2009: 19 2018: 23