Cindy Grisham Corner
Pursuing Life Saving Proof
Cindy Grisham is the Traffic Records Manager here at the Highway Safety Office, otherwise known as our resident “Data Cruncher”. Based on her data, this is what we know to be true in Arkansas:
This year: 359 crash deaths occurred on Arkansas roads.**
**Preliminary as of August 11, 2021.
TOTAL AR ROADWAY FATALITIES YEAR TO DATE FOR 2021
TOTAL AR ROADWAY FATALITIES FOR 2020
TOP TEN COUNTIES FATALITIES TO DATE FOR 2021
Pulaski 23, Benton 17, Washington 12, Garland 13, Independence 11, Jefferson 10, Saline 10, Hot Springs 9, Miller 9, White 9.*
In the Highway Safety Office, all questions begin with “why” when searching for solutions to preventable roadway fatalities on our Arkansas roads.
According to AHSO’s in-house “Data Cruncher” Cindy Grisham, Ph.D., Traffic Records Program Manager / FARS Supervisor, “I realized that we started June of 2020 with 213 [crash] fatalities. We began June of 2021 with 248. I hope that we are doing a better job of getting them located and on eCrash instead of this being that much of a rise in numbers. Our highest months are almost always June through October.”
Breaking it down by county, we have had fatalities in sixty-eight of the seventy-five counties so far this year; additionally, fifty of the counties has had at least two fatalities.*Preliminary Data - County Fatalities as of June 30, 2021
For more Arkansas Crash Data https://www.dps.arkansas.gov/dashboard/
Cindy Grisham, Traffic Records and FARS Data Manager at AHSO