The Charlotte Department of Transportation’s annual report showing crash trends from 2011 reveals the most dangerous intersections in the city.
The report shows that 4 p.m to 5 p.m were peak times for collisions and Fridays had more crashes than any other day of the week.
The ranking of dangerous intersections was based on numbers taken over a period of three years. Over the past two years, the most dangerous intersection was East Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard and South Davidson Street in uptown. The number of crashes at the intersection, however, declined over the last year because of the traffic light installed in March 2008. There were 41 wrecks there from 2008-2012.
The second most dangerous intersection was Harrisburg Road and Cambridge Commons Drive. The intersection with the most collisions was Albemarle Road at East W.T. Harris Boulevard, where there were 164 crashes from 2008-2009.
“Contributing circumstances” in the report include inattention, failure to reduce speed, failure to yield the right of way and alcohol.
Out of the near 16,000 crashes in Charlotte last year, 29 were fatal. Approximately 5,800 of those accidents caused injury. Although reports indicate that the overall number of crashes in Charlotte have continued to decrease over the years, it is still just as important to stay ever vigilant when traveling on our nations roads and highways.
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