New Local Traffic Studies Show Intersections on U.S.1 to be Most Dangerous
Does your morning or afternoon commute involve driving along U.S.1. through Martin County? If so, be careful! Recent county traffic studies show that Martin County’s most accident-prone intersections are along U.S.1. According to these traffic studies, Jensen Beach Blvd. and U.S.1. was the most dangerous intersection in Martin County. Between 2006 and 2010, there were 311 crashes at this intersection, averaging out to about 62 a year. Cove Road and U.S.1. was ranked second; Britt Road and U.S.1. was ranked third; and Monterey Road and U.S.1. was ranked fourth.Between 2006 and 2010, the county averaged approximately 4.5 accidents a day at county intersections.
The story is pretty similar for St. Lucie County. According to St. Lucie traffic studies conducted between January of 2000 through December of 2010, the intersection of Prima Vista Blvd. and U.S.1. was the most accident-prone intersection in St. Lucie County. During that time, 578 accidents occurred within 200 feet of the intersection of Prima Vista and U.S.1. Midway Road and U.S.1. was the second most accident-prone intersection in St. Lucie County within 528 accidents during the above-mentioned time frame.
Traffic engineers are trying to see what corrections could be made to make these intersections safer. It is always recommended that drivers approach intersections with caution and vigilantly pay attention to what other drivers are doing.
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