BACA ST @ CERRILLOS RD
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The intersection between Cerrillos Rd. and Baca St. is a 4 way, signalized intersection. Cerrillos Rd. runs from west to east, while Baca St. turns into Monterey Dr. south of the intersection. At the northbound entrance to the intersection, Baca St. has one lane of through traffic. Monterey Dr. has one lane of through traffic and a left turn lane at the southbound entrance, but it has a right turn lane as well. Cerrillos Rd. has two through lanes and a left turn lane at both entrances, but it has a right turn lane as well. Each approaching road has a Protected/Permissive left turn, which means that the left turn lane is protected and has the right of way for a short time before it must yield to incoming traffic.
This map shows where the intersection is located in Santa Fe and summarizes traffic and crash data.
Interactive Locus Map
This interactive locus map allows you to zoom in on the details of the intersection.
Interactive Street View
This interactive street view allows you to explore the intersection.
This collision diagram was created using crash data from 2010, provided by the Santa Fe Police Department. The collision diagram showed that 60% of the crashes that occurred at this intersection were rear-end crashes. While the majority of these rear-ends occurred on the westbound segment of Cerrillos Rd., they also happened on the southbound segment of Baca St. and eastbound segment of Cerrillos Rd.
Most Common Crash Type
The combination of this data has led to the conclusion that these crashes are occurring because drivers are either unaware that the automobiles in front of them are stopped, or because they are slowing down suddenly for the light and crashing into the automobiles in front of them. About 50% of all the crashes are contributed to either driver inattention, drivers following too closely, or excessive speed, which all contribute heavily to rear-end crashes.