The 20 most dangerous intersections in Chicagoland, Illinois. There are numerous ways to alter your driving and reduce the chances of being in an auto accident.
Lowering your speed and driving defensively are two of the most common approaches. You can also stay off the roadways at night when possible – and never drive after drinking alcohol. But the odds of avoiding auto accidents can also be lowered by paying attention to where you drive as well as how you drive. The Illinois Department of Transportation has compiled a list of the 20 most dangerous intersections when it comes to motor vehicle accidents. The list is based on crash statistics from 2010 in the six-county area. Here are those intersections.
|Rank||Intersection||City||# of Crashes|
|1||Stony Island Avenue at South Chicago Avenue||Chicago||63|
|2||La Grange Road at the westbound ramp to I-80||Will County||56|
|3||Cicero Avenue and 127th Street||Alsip||53|
|4||North Avenue at First Avenue||Melrose Park||52|
|5||Ogden Avenue at Illinois 59||Naperville||48|
|6||Western Avenue at Peterson Avenue||Chicago||47|
|7||Kedzie Avenue at Belmont Avenue||Chicago||47|
|8||Hunt Club Road at Grand Avenue||Gurnee||47|
|9||22nd Street at Kingery Highway||Oakbrook Terrace||47|
|10||Lincoln Highway at Cicero Avenue||Matteson||46|
|11||Bolingbrook Drive at the southbound ramp to I-55||Bolingbrook||45|
|12||Waukegan Road at Willow Road||Northfield||45|
|13||Busse Road at Thorndale Avenue||Bensenville||43|
|14||Roosevelt Road at Canal Street||Chicago||43|
|15||Weber Road at the southbound ramp to I-55||Romeoville||43|
|16||Lake Street at Barrington Road||Hanover Park||42|
|17||Algonquin Road at Randall Road||Lake in the Hills||42|
|18||Rand Road at Dundee Road||Palatine||42|
|19||159th Street/River Oaks Drive at Torrence Avenue||Calumet City||41|
|20||127th Street at Paulina Street||Calumet Park||41|
The bottom line?
If any of these intersections are in your daily commute, you should remind yourself to focus on the road and your surroundings, or avoid the intersection completely.
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