Traffic Statistics & Tips

In the City of Jackson in 2014:

  • A total of 2,721 accidents occurred
  • Of these accidents, 579 were injury related, resulting in 848 total injuries
  • There were 6 fatal accidents, 1 involving a pedestrian and 1 involving a motorcycle

Top factors for accidents in Jackson, TN are:

  • Following too close
  • Failure to yield
  • Inattentive drivers

Measures Taken by the JPD

  • Through an ACT (Alcohol Countermeasures Team) grant from the Governor's Highway Safety Office, DUI saturations and checkpoints are performed throughout the city to increase safety awareness and advocate the importance of proper safety equipment
  • Sponsoring programs at local high schools, such as "Reaper Week" and mock crashes to heighten awareness of the consequences of drinking & driving and texting & driving
  • Mobile radar sign set-up at different locations in the City to monitor speed in problem locations in an effort to make drivers more aware
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