The annual AAMI Crash Index has been released, and there's one particular stretch of road here in Perth that they've declared as the worst in the city for crashes, for the second year in a row.
The Big Breakfast covered the hot topic this morning, and revealed the road in question:
Hear it here:
The report goes on to reveal the 10 worst roads and streets in Perth, according to their research.
- Albany Highway, Cannington
- Great Eastern Highway, Midland
- Garden City, Booragoon
- Ranford Road, Canning Vale
- Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
- Nicholson Road, Canning Vale
- Kwinana Freeway, South Perth
- Mitchell Freeway, Perth
- Canning Highway, Applecross
- Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo
Spokesperson for AAMI, Ashleigh Paterson, suggested that these hotspots all had a few things in common:
"The majority of the hotspots share commonalities in that there is a high volume of vehicles entering and exiting at multiple intersections, frequent stopping and starting, and constantly changing driving conditions. When combined, this creates plenty of opportunities for small misjudgements and lapses in concentration which can lead to serious collisions."
- Ashleigh Paterson
As Clairsy, Matt and Kymba hinted at, it's entirely possible that many of the accidents at these hotspots could also be due to driver distraction.
Written by: @dantheinternut