Australia These are Queensland's most dangerous intersections

15:06  24 april  2018
15:06  24 april  2018 Source:   9news.com.au

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About 20 miles northeast of Philadelphia, in beautiful Bucks County, Pennsylvania, the town of Bensalem boasts a casino, a horse track, scenic trails, water parks — and the most dangerous intersection in the country.

No. 2 Most Dangerous Houston Intersection . Coming in a close second with 731 accidents, 610 East where it meets Interstate 10. "We want people to be observant when they drive through these hot spot areas," said Guss. Why are these areas dangerous ?

Queensland’s most dangerous intersections have been revealed and nine of the top 10 are in the state’s south-east.

The T-intersection of Greenbank Road and Mount Lindesay Highway at North Maclean in Logan was the worst spot in the greater Brisbane area – and the worst across the state overall.

Signals are now being added to the intersection and a new service road is being built.

“This will go a long way to reducing the number of serious crashes,” RACQ Head of Public Policy Rebecca Michael said.

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This is a list of the most dangerous intersections in each state. It is also a list of heavily engineered, "big asphalt" intersections in road networks that are built to modern transportation engineering standards.

These intersections are considered potentially dangerous by the city of San Francisco too. The "High Injury Network," a grouping of street crossings where a big percentage of traffic-related injuries occur, compiled data for these three intersections (and many more )

The data was collected by the Department of Transport and Main Roads between July 2014 and June 2017 and analysed by RACQ.

Dr Michael has urged politicians to “come to the table”.

“While the Blackspot has been successful in reducing the number of serious crashes in troublesome intersections, continued investment is needed if we’re to get safer roads and safer outcomes for greater Brisbane drivers.”

Here’s the top 10 most dangerous intersections in the state. Serious crashes were those involving fatalities or hospitalisation.

1. Greenbank Road and Mount Lindesay Highway, North Maclean

Where? Logan City

Serious crashes: 9

Serious casualties: 13

2. Clifford Street and Gold Coast Highway/Remembrance Drive, Surfers Paradise

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As mentioned above, two of the most dangerous intersections in Missouri are Diverging Diamond Interchanges, Dorsett Road & I-270 and Front Street and I-435. An increasingly popular design in city planning, these roads are intended to help traffic flow, increase safety

Waze, the navigation app, provided us with a list of the most dangerous intersections for pedestrians and cyclists in three cities. Be careful when crossing these streets! With assistance from Alice Truong in San Francisco.

Where? Gold Coast

Serious crashes: 8

Serious casualties: 20

3. Tennyson Street and Victoria Street, Mackay

Where? Mackay

Serious crashes: 8

Serious casualties: 9

4. Beerburrum Road and Pumicestone Road, Caboolture

Where? Moreton Bay

Serious crashes: 7

Serious casualties: 14

5. Newnham Road and Wecker Road, Mount Gravatt East

Where? Brisbane

Serious crashes: 7

Serious casualties: 9

6. Gympie Arterial Road and Webster Road, Aspley

Where? Brisbane

Serious crashes: 7

Serious casualties: 8

7. Brunswick Street and McLachlan Street, Fortitude Valley

Where? Brisbane

Serious crashes: 7

Serious casualties: 8

8. Gipps Street and Wickham Street, Fortitude Valley

Where? Brisbane

Serious crashes: 6

Serious casualties: 11

9. Scottsdale Drive and Stapley Drive/Bayswater Avenue, Varsity Lakes

Where? Gold Coast

Serious crashes: 6

Serious casualties: 10

10. Pacific Highway On Ramp and Movieworld Access Road, Oxenford

Where? Gold Coast

Serious crashes: 6

Serious casualties: 8

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