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slides: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Rhode Island - 2014

Tuesday, February 25, 2014

 

If you're from Rhode Island, chances are you know -- or at least have a good idea -- of where the trouble spots are for driving in the state.

Whether it's exits off of Pawtucket's I-95 S-curve, which now boasts highly visible signage alerting drivers to the terrain thank to a 2011 grant, or the Thurber's Avenue curve just further south, there are the ones that everyone knows about.

However, a number of accidents have occurred -- some serious -- at intersections in locations including North Smithfield, Johnston, and Charlestown.

See New England's 60 Most Dangerous Intersections Here

"I know exactly where the problem is," said Johnston Police Major Joseph Razza, of the high level of incidents at Route 6 and 295. "It's right on front of Metro Honda. The problem there is that people come down the off-ramp, look to see if they can flow into traffic, then don't realize the person in front of them is stopped."

Razza said he knew of a solution to a similar traffic issue in Providence. "At Eagle Street, coming off of Route 6 East, they made an individual lane for people going straight, and additional lanes for turns." Of the 295 issue, Razza said, "If it's something we should reach out to the state about addressing, maybe we should."

Razza noted that Johnston was pleased with one recent traffic change made. "We were very happy to see that they reengineered the road by the Atwood [Avenue] police station. They went from 4 lanes down to 1, which was critical with the school there. They've certainly paid attention.

See what Rhode Island's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula in the slides below. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, click here.)

 

Related Slideshow: Most Dangerous Intersections in Rhode Island

Using the most recent available data, GoLocalProv has compiled a list of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England.

See the methodology here

Since different states chose different time spans in which to accumulate their data (3-10 years), GoLocal standardized the tallies to a 3-year sum.

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#10

Lincoln, RI

Interstate 295 + Exit 9 (RI 146)

Total Crashes: 160

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 36

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 123

Photo: Flickr/Doug Kerr

Source: RIDOT

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#9

Warwick, RI

RI 37 + US 1 (Post Rd.)

Total Crashes: 293

Fatal Crashes: 0

Injury Crashes: 69

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 224

Photo: Flickr/eliduke

Source: RIDOT

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#8

North Smithfield, RI

RI 146 + Sayles Hill Rd.

Total Crashes: 193

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 37

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 155

Source: RIDOT

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#7

Warwick, RI

Interstate 95 + Exit 14 (RI 37)/Exit 15 (Jefferson Blvd.)

Total Crashes: 181

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 50

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 130

Photo: Flickr/ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd.

Source: RIDOT

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#6

Johnston, RI

Interstate 295 + Exit 6 (US 6/US 6A)

Total Crashes: 179

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 54

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 124

Photo: Flickr/Doug Kerr

Source: RIDOT

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#5

Cranston, RI

RI 2 Reservoir Ave. + RI 12 (Park Ave.)

Total Crashes: 234

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 47

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 186

Source: RIDOT

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#4

Hopkinton, RI

RI 138 (Spring St.) + Wincheck Pond Rd. to Soap House Ln.

Total Crashes: 4

Fatal Crashes: 3

Injury Crashes: 0

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 1

Source: RIDOT

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#3

Charlestown, RI

US Post Rd. SB + Kings Factory Rd. to RI 216 (Ross Hill Rd.)

Total Crashes: 51

Fatal Crashes: 3

Injury Crashes: 8

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 40

Source: RIDOT

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#2

Providence, RI

Interstate 95 + Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.)

Total Crashes: 296

Fatal Crashes: 1

Injury Crashes: 79

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 216

Source: RIDOT

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#1

Pawtucket, RI

Interstate 95 + Exit 29 (US 1/Broadway/Cottage St.)

Total Crashes: 191

Fatal Crashes: 2

Injury Crashes: 55

Crashes with Property Damage Only: 134

Source: RIDOT

 
 

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