The goal of the Lake Oswego Police Department is to have traffic crashes under 200 incidents per year. A combination of traffic engineering, education and enforcement is our primary means of reaching this goal. Last year, 2016, the Lake Oswego Police Department responded to 391 crashes. These crashes included pedestrian, bicyclist and animals, and ranged from serious life threatening injury crashes, to door dings. The 391 crashes represent a 21 percent increase in total crashes from 2015’s total crash incidents of 325. Speed and distracted driving are the two leading causes of crashes.
The top five intersections for crashes in 2016 were:
- Boones Ferry and Bryant;
- South Shore and Blue Heron;
- State Street at McVey;
- Kruse Way at Carman Drive; and
- Kruse Way at Westlake.