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Monterey is a charming and beautiful and scenic California coastal city that rises from the pristine Monterey Bay to pine forested hillsides with sweeping bay views. The city's natural beauty and historic places make it a wonderful residential community and worthwhile tourist destination.

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Were you in a crash on Prescott or Lighthouse? If so, you are not alone. These are some of the most accident prone intersections in Monterey per UC Berkeley's Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS for short):  

  • Prescott and Lighthouse
  • Prescott and Hawthorne
  • Prescott and Lantern
  • Prescott and Wave
  • Prescott and Laine
  • Lighthouse and Foam
  • Lighthouse and Hawthorne

Rear-Enders Are The Most Common Monterey Crash Type

When it comes to the accident types, rear-enders top the list as the most common type in Monterey.

Here are the TIMS numbers for January 2017 to December 2019:

Type of Crash
in Monterey
 
Number of Crashes
 
Percentage
of Total 
Rear End 127 33.25%
Broadside 116 30.37%
Sideswipe 44 11.52%
Vehicle/Ped.      29 7.59%
Hit Object 27 7.07%
Head-On 15 3.93%
Overturned 10 2.62%
Not Stated 8 2.09%
Other 6 1.57%
 

Unsafe Speed Causes Most Monterey Accidents

When drivers break the law in Monterey, the top culprit is unsafe speed, per the TIMS numbers.

Here are the other causes of Monterey traffic accidents:

Monterey Traffic Law Violation
 
Number Of
This Type of Violation
 
Percentage
of Total Crashes
Unsafe Speed 122 31.94%
Automobile Right of Way 61 15.97%
Improper Turning 45 11.78%
Traffic Signals and Signs 38 9.95%
DUI or Bicycle Under the Influence of Alcohol or Drug        21 5.50%
Pedestrian Right of Way 20 5.24%
Unsafe Lane Change 14 3.66%
Pedestrian Violation 14 3.66%
Unsafe Starting or Backing 14 3.66%
Wrong Side of Road 9 2.36%
Other Than Driver (or Pedestrian) 9 2.36%
Following Too Closely 6 1.57%
Other Improper Driving 4 1.05%
Unknown 2 0.52%
Other Hazardous Violation 2 0.52%
Hazardous Parking 1 0.26%
 
Source for Monterey accident data: Transportation Injury Mapping System (TIMS), Safe Transportation Research and Education CenterUniversity of California, Berkeley. 2021

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