Major Accidents in Dallas in
I wrote a software program that pulls Dallas Fire
Department Call Information every 5 minutes around the clock, seven days a week
and ran it for 3 months. I crunched the data and was surprised to find out
the following Dallas and possibly every other major city in the nation - and
The most intense traffic problems occur on
Saturdays between noon and 5:00 pm. That is for Dallas and the Dallas Fire
Department but I would be surprised if it is not the same in every other similar
sized major city in the country. That is when there are the most accidents in
general and definitely does not include wet or inclement weather. I tied
into the National Weather Service and fed in weather condition data and captured
that each time I pulled the Fire Department Data.
About the Software Program: Every 5 minutes the system will copy
the data from their site and import it into my system. This allows me to
view a variety of reports and graphs presenting the information in different
way, and not only includes major auto accidents but every type of call the
Dallas Fire Department responds to. The nice thing is you can pull up a
color 3-d graph showing days of week, times of day, and counts of accidents at
those times. It is amazing to see the spike that occurs at 2:00 am on
Saturday and Sunday mornings. To
follow is some of the data for one month for major accidents in Dallas.
Below that are links to my photo and video page that shows the results of
several serious accidents I was in here in Dallas.
Graph created of Car Wrecks in Dallas - New Years 2004
Auto-created 3d bar graph with software I wrote to extract and analyze Dallas
Fire Department Calls - following covers week including New Years Eve.
Wednesday night-Thursday morning was the 31st and 1st.
Accidents Happening at this second, real time:
I have a link that shows all Dallas Fire Department Emergency calls occurring
at this moment.
Click here to view: Dallas Fire Department Calls