Police report fewer Quincy crashes in June

Posted: Jul. 18, 2014 10:57 am Updated: Aug. 1, 2014 11:15 am

Traffic crashes on Quincy streets saw a slight decline during June, according to statistics released by the Quincy Police Department.

There were 84 crashes during the month, down from 100 in May. Seventeen people were hurt as the result of 16 injury crashes during the month. Three intersections along the Broadway corridor led the way with two crashes each -- 18th and Broadway, 33rd and Broadway and 36th and Broadway.

Officers made eight arrests for driving under the influence. Officers issued 29 tickets for seat belt violations and 20 tickets for speeding.

Through the first half of the year, there have been 610 crashes, compared with 601 through the first half of 2013 -- a 1.4 percent increase. Crashes involving injuries are down 5.4 percent, and the total number of people injured is down 8 percent. Seat-belt usage is up 3.1 percent at a 95 percent usage rate.

Through the first half of 2014, 44 fewer speeding tickets were issued (300), one more DUI arrest was made (61) and 66 more seat-belt tickets issued (282) compared with 2013.