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The Top Five Intersections for Motor Vehicle Collisions

The Top Five Intersections for Motor Vehicle Collisions
August 22nd, 2018 - Police & the Community

The top five intersections for motor vehicle collisions, in the City of Barrie, have been identified as;

  1. Dunlop Street West and Ferndale Drive North​​​​​​  - 13 reported collisions
  2. Hwy 400 and Mapleview Drive West - 11 reported collisions
  3. Dunlop Street West and Hart Drive - 10 reported collisions
  4. Duckworth Street and Georgian Drive - 10 reported collisions
  5. Bayfield Street and Coulter Street - 8 reported collisions

The majority of collisions occurred between 3:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. and more so during the months of January and February. The majority of collisions were highway and traffic volume related. 

Intersections can become very congested when traffic volumes are high, which can create delay and frustration. Motorists are reminded to be alert when approaching intersections anytime of the day/night. Look carefully for pedestrians, cyclists and other motor vehicles.

Pedestrians have the right of way in the Ontario, but they must also abide by the traffic signals. They must cross at either a marked or unmarked crosswalk. Stepping out randomly does not give a pedestrian the right of way and it is very dangerous. 

Green lights are meant for motorists to drive through carefully and at a steady speed. If the light has been green for a while, be prepared to stop when it turns yellow. However, if you are already so close that you cannot stop safely, drive through the intersection with caution. Where you face a red light, come to a complete stop.