Tucson's most crash-prone intersections
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - We've all driven or walked by it. A car crash that left vehicles in pieces or people hurt. AAA Arizona tallied up the top crash-prone zones across Tucson. Is your neighborhood on the list? What can we learn from it?
To compile the list, AAA looked at the intersections across Tucson with the most collisions this year then averaged the total crashes there in 2010, 2011 and 2012.
“I think it gives a better picture of an overall look at the various intersections rather than just using the data for one year,” explained Valerie Vineyard of AAA.
Here’s the company's list, using Tucson Police Department data:
- North Alvernon Way/East Grant Road: 72 average crashes
- East Grant Road/North Swan Road: 69
- East Golf Links Road/South Kolb Road: 60
- East Broadway/North Wilmot Road: 60
- East 22nd Street/South Kolb Road: 58
Old Pueblo drivers know the infamous red light and speed cameras watch over the Grant and Swan intersection. A 9 On Your Side investigation this summer
found the cameras' effectiveness in reducing crashes to be inconclusive. The cameras at these crossroads, in particular, were too new to show a clear multi-year trend.
What can drivers learn from this list? The Tucson Department of Transportation pointed out it's distracted drivers or those who break the law that create the danger. There's speeding, red-light running and distracted driving -- all of which are in the control of the person behind the wheel.
“I think that people are a little bit too distracted, whether it be children or cell phones,” one Tucsonan told 9 On Your Side.
“I should be more careful crossing the street now,” one man said.