Many car accidents occur in road intersections and there are certain intersections which are more prone to accidents than the others.
Here is a list of the 10 most dangerous intersections in the state of Missouri.
- Glenstone Avenue & Sunshine Street (Springfield)
- Gravois & Lindbergh Boulevard (Sunset Hills)
- Clarkson Road & Manchester Road (Ellisville)
- 23rd Street & State Highway 291 (Independence)
- Highway 94 & Jungermann Road (St. Peters)
- Highway 141 & Big Bend (Twin Oaks)
- Battlefield Road & National Avenue (Springfield)
- Patterson Road & Lindbergh (Florissant)
- Kansas Expressway & Sunshine Street (Springfield)
- Highway K & Highway N (O’Fallon)
What Makes Intersections Dangerous
These intersections have been found especially dangerous after studying various factors which have been a cause of car accidents. One or more of the following features are found on the intersections which are deemed dangerous:
- Roads are poorly lit or street lights are absent.
- Visibility on the streets is low.
- Traffic markings are ambiguous and placed at incorrect locations.
- Streets with heavy traffic and lack of proper road signs and traffic lights.
- Areas with heavy traffic during the day and especially during rush hour.
- Roads with multiple potholes. Situation is worsened during inclement weather.
- Roads with narrow lanes and merging traffic.
- Two lane roads with high speed limits.
How to Avoid a Car Accident
A study is being carried out to reduce the causes of car crashes in dangerous intersections; however, all drivers can be vigilant and drive cautiously and safely to reduce the number of car accidents. Below are certain guidelines which you can follow to avoid a car accident.
• Drive cautiously and slowly so that your car’s speed is always below the prescribed speed limit.
• When you see a stop sign you should come to a full stop. The same should be done when you see a yellow or a red light.
• When starting on a green light, you should accelerate your car slowly and look both ways for oncoming traffic.
• Avoid distractions of all kinds while driving. Distractions include grabbing an item from the glove compartment, adjusting the radio knobs, or admiring the scenery.
• Do not use your cell phone while driving a car. Come to a full stop at a safe place when you have to take a phone call or adjust your navigation system.
• Stay alert when you are behind the wheel. If you are feeling drowsy or sleepy, take a break or ask your co-passenger to drive.
If you have been injured by a negligent driver, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242.