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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 

The Green Mountain state may not have the same volume of traffic as its neighbors in southern New England, but Vermont is still home to its share of dangerous intersections, as revealed in GoLocal's first-ever ranking of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England. See what Vermont's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, go here.)
 

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#10 Most Dangerous

VT Route 242

Jay, Vermont

New England ranking: #59
 
Vermont officials said this 0.3-mile segment is tricky due to the mountainous terrain with downgrades and horizontal curves in a snowy area.
 
Total crashes: 4.2
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 1.8
Property damage: 2.4
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#9 Most Dangerous

VT Route 112/8A

Halifax/Whitingham, Vermont

New England ranking: #57
 
This Y-shape intersection is on a horizontal curve, and most accidents here are run off the road crashes on icy or snowy roads due to speed of motorists.
 
Total crashes: 5.4
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 2.4
Property damage: 3
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#8 Most Dangerous

VT Route 17

Fayston, Vermont

New England ranking: #56
 
This 0.3-mile segment of mountainous road features sharp horizontal curves on steep downgrades and sees mostly run off the road crashes, according to officials.
 
Total crashes: 3
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 3
Property damage: 0
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#7 Most Dangerous

Richmond Rd./Mile marker 1.3-1.6

Hinesburg, Vermont

New England ranking: #55
 
This 0.3-mile segment has two issues: the combination of a horizontal curve and vertical curve though this area resulting in blind driveways, and a right hand curve with pull off area on the west side of the road, where single vehicles ran off the road when traveling southbound.
 
Total crashes: 4.2
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 3
Property damage: 1.2
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#6 Most Dangerous

North & N. Champlain Streets

Burlington, Vermont

New England ranking: #51
 
The main crash pattern at this intersection involves eastbound red light running crashes, but rear-end crashes due to snowy or icy road conditions are not uncommon.
 
Total crashes: 15.6
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 3.6
Property damage:12
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#5 Most Dangerous

Colchester Ave & Barrett Street

Burlington, Vermont

New England ranking: #46
 
At this congested intersection, the principal crash pattern is a rear-end crash down the hill with one-third of the crashes taking place on an icy or snowy road surface.
 
Total crashes: 24.6
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 4.8
Property damage: 19.8
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#4 Most Dangerous

Route 7 Alt & Main Street

Burlington, Vermont

New England ranking: #39
 
Another populated intersection in the heart of Burlington.
 
Total crashes: 51
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 6
Property damage: 45
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#3 Most Dangerous

US7/West Allen St, VT15, E. Canal St, W. Center St.

Winooski City, Vermont

New England ranking: #27
 
The main issues at this interchange are traffic congestion and pedestrian crossings that result in rear-end crashes.
 
Total crashes: 114.6
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 19.2
Property damage: 95.4
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#2 Most Dangerous

I-91/Mile marker105-106.2

Newbury, Vermont

New England ranking: #17
 
The main issues on this 0.3-mile stretch of road are motorists hitting deer and motorists losing control of their vehicle mostly on a wet, icy or snowy road surface.
 
Total crashes: 3
 
Fatalities: 0.6
Injuries: 1.2
Property damage: 1.2
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#1 Most Dangerous

Berkshire Center Rd & Richford Rd

Berkshire, Vermont

New England ranking: #16
 
Motorists have difficulty identifying this intersection, and the speed of the vehicles adjacent to the School/intersection area, as well as a flood light that shines in the direction of the southbound vehicles, also play a role in crashes.
 
Total crashes: 3.6
 
Fatalities: 0.6
Injuries: 2.4
Property damage: 0.6
 
 

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