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February 29, 2000
City highlighs 10 high-collision intersections for 1998
  
The City of Toronto's Works and Emergency Services Department has released its
annual list of the 10 intersections with the highest number of collisions. The
intersections are as follows:

Ranking Intersection location Number
Of Collisions

1 - Dufferin Street and Finch Ave West, 52
2 - Don Mills Rd. and Sheppard Ave East, 49
3 - Bayview Ave. and Eglinton Ave East, 48
4 - Finch Ave. West and Signet Rd/Arrow Rd, 48
5 - Jane Street and Finch Ave West, 48
6 - Leslie Street and Sheppard Ave East, 46
7 - Keele Street and Wilson Ave, 46
8 - Yonge Street and Steeles Ave, 46
9 - on Mills Rd and Eglinton Ave East, 45
10- Jarvis Street and Lake Shore Blvd East, 45

The above data includes all collisions that were reported at these
intersections involving pedestrians, cyclists or motor vehicles. Results for
1999 are unavailable at this time, but will be available later this year.

The information is designed to alert the driving public to make safety a higher
priority, to establish traffic engineering improvement priorities and for use
by agencies and organizations with an interest in safety.

There were 65,800 collisions in 1998 in Toronto. Of these, 18,000 involved
personal injury and 47,800 involved property damage.

Traffic collisions can be the result of several factors including:
  • Poor driver behaviour, inattention and aggressive driving
  • Volume of traffic and rush-hour congestion periods
  • Road conditions and operations such as signals, signage, curbs and lanes

Officials at Toronto's Transportation Services Division are analyzing the
information to determine where appropriate improvements can be made.


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