NC Vision Zero has begun compiling safety dashboards to help the public, elected officials and transportation professionals visualize trends in fatalities and serious injury crashes over time. One of the first things that popped out was the number of fatalities in Rutherford County where the person was not wearing a seatbelt, 58% compared to 38% in McDowell or 39% in Polk. Rutherford County also stands out with more than twice the number of crashes at intersections.
Below are static images for each of Isothermal’s RPO counties. If you click on the image, you will be taken to the website where you can interact with the data, as well as explore when, where and why crashes happen.
McDowell County-2012-2016 data
Rutherford County-2012-2016 data