Winter’s 6 most dangerous intersections in Alberta

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With winter approaching, road conditions become more hazardous. Snow, ice, mud, slush etc. make driving more dangerous, and dramatically increase the risks of collisions and accidents on the road. In Alberta, there are some intersections that become particularly unsafe at this time of the year.

In their most recent report, the City of Calgary has published the list of its top accident locations. Leading the list of Calgary’s most dangerous intersections is Deerfoot Trail and 16 Avenue NE, followed by Deerfoot Trail and Glenmore Trail SE. These two intersections have also made it to Yahoo! Autos Canada’s top 5 most dangerous intersections.

The City of Edmonton similarly published in their annual report, the list of city’s top intersections with the highest numbers of collisions, otherwise known as “hot spots”. Ranking first is city’s Yellowhead Trail and 149 Street intersection, which recorded 83 collisions in 2013, and nearly the same number of car accidents in the year before that. The second most dangerous intersection of Edmonton is 107 Ave & 142 Street, which in 2013 recorded 81 car accidents. Next in the list are city’s two intersections which in 2013 had 64 car accidents: 23 Avenue & 91 Street, and 90 Avenue & 85 Street.

 

The top 6 most dangerous intersections in Alberta are:

CityIntersectionsCrashes in 2013
CalgaryDeerfoot Trail and 16 Avenue NEN/A
CalgaryDeerfoot Trail and Glenmore Trail SEN/A
EdmontonYellowhead Trail and 149 Street83
Edmonton107 Avenue & 142 Street81
Edmonton23 Avenue & 91 Street64
Edmonton90 Avenue & 85 Street64

 

To find the most dangerous intersections in your area, be sure to check the cities’ reports, as well as our previous article on BC’s most dangerous intersections in winter.

 

Norm Assiff

Norm Assiff

Norm was awarded the Alberta Civil Trial Lawyers Association (ACTLA) President's Award for 2012--awarded to a member of the Alberta bar who has distinguished himself or herself by his or her contribution to the profession or the community, the advancement of the law or their service to ACTLA. He has appeared at all levels of court in Alberta (Provincial Court, Queen's Bench and the Alberta Court of Appeal) as well as the Supreme Court of British Columbia and the Federal Court of Appeal.

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