Being careful when driving is hammered into us from the day we first get behind the wheel of a motor vehicle, but with more an more cars on the road today it sometimes seems as if we need an extra pair of eyes to get us through some of the busier intersections in the county, according to a study released by the Travel and Tourism Industry.
“We believe that when drivers know better, they can do better,” stated attorney Jay Solnick. “By identifying the streets and intersections most prone to accidents, it’s our hope that it will encourage drivers to be more vigilant behind the wheel and mindful of their surroundings.”
“The majority of accidents that occur behind the wheel are a result of human area. Even if you think you’re the greatest driver in the world, it’s critical to be cautious of other drivers around you who may be less experienced or even reckless. Defensive driving is key to safety.” According to the data, North Gulph Road in King of Prussia ranks #1 for having the most accidents—28 total. Of that number, 11 resulted in injuries. Fortunately, there were no fatalities. Coming in 10th place for having the fewest accidents is Easton Road in Horsham. Out of the 18 accidents reported, four resulted in injuries. There were no fatalities.
In 2016, there were 129,395 reportable traffic crashes in Pennsylvania, according to PennDOT. These crashes claimed the lives of 1,188 people and injured another 82,971 people. To add some perspective, the 2016 total of reportable traffic crashes is the thirteenth lowest total since 1950 when 113,748 crashes were reported.
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