Every year there are around 30,000 to 35,000 fatalities on our Nation’s roadways. Of these, 7,043 (20.8% of total fatalities) were intersection or intersection related.
Intersection safety is a national, state and local priority
An intersection is described by engineers as a planned point of conflict in the roadway system. With different crossing and entering movements by both drivers and pedestrians, an intersection is one of the most complex traffic situations that motorists encounter. Dangers are compounded when we add the element of speeding motorists who disregard traffic controls. Despite improved intersection design and more sophisticated applications of traffic engineering measures, the annual toll of human loss due to motor vehicle crashes has not substantially changed in more than 25 years.
Intersection safety is a national, state and local priority. Intersections represent a disproportionate share of the safety problem. Intersection tragedy depends on crash facts, human factors, intersection design, red-light violations, poor signage, and other considerations. Regardless of the cause, an intersection crash can be life changing and sometimes life ending.
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