Palm Beach County officials recently compiled a list of the most dangerous intersections in Palm Beach County based on the number of crashes in 2010. The list was published in the June 16th edition of the Sun Sentinel.
At the top of the list is Military Trail and Okeechobee Boulevard. This intersection is one of the busiest in Palm Beach County and has consistently topped the list of dangerous intersections. In 2010, it was the site of 123 accidents. A total of twelve people were injured. One crash was fatal.
Why is the intersection so dangerous?
Every day, 97,390 vehicles use the intersection. There are double left-turn and right-turn lanes at every corner, yet most accidents are rear-end crashes which may signify driver inattention rather than a problem with the intersection.
Second on the list is Military Trail and Forest Hill Boulevard with 121 accidents. Like the intersection with Okeechobee, Military and Forest Hill is a busy intersection. Approximately 85,010 vehicles use the intersection each day. Palm Beach County is currently conducting a $160,000 study to determine how the intersection could be made safer.
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