Golden Gate Bridge traffic up, accidents remain low 

Traffic has increased on the Golden Gate Bridge, but the number of accidents remained low.

Vehicle traffic on the bridge that spans the entrance to San Francisco Bay increased during the month of January, with more than 3.1 million cars crossing the span.

That monthly total was over 150,000 more cars than January 2010, according to the Golden Gate Bridge District. Per day, the average number of cars rose from 96,544 to 101,401, a 5 percent increase.

Despite the rise in automobile traffic, incidents on the bridge remained low. For the month of January, there were just four total injuries as a result of car accidents, according to bridge district data.

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