Every year, 12,000 people on average are injured in motor vehicle accidents in Surrey, and about 20 people are killed. To encourage drivers to be more vigilant, the Surrey RCMP has revealed the ten most dangerous spots in the city.
According to data collected by the authorities, the most dangerous intersection in Surrey is 128th Street and 96th Avenue which saw a total of 24 crashes over a three-year period up to June 12, 2019. The intersection at 96th Street and King George Boulevard as well as the 104th Avenue and King George Boulevard intersection tied at second place with 18 crashes. 64th Avenue and King George Boulevard saw 17 crashed during the period while there were 16 collisions at the 176th Avenue and Fraser Highway intersection and the 128th Street and 72nd Avenue intersection. A total of 15 accidents happened at 72nd Avenue and King George Boulevard while there were 14 crashes at 68th Avenue and King George Boulevard and 128th Street and 80th Avenue. At the bottom of the list was 88th Avenue and King George Boulevard with 13 crashes.
How to avoid accidents
If you live or work in Surrey or if you must visit the city often, chances are you cannot avoid all these dangerous intersections. So, what can you do to protect yourself? To ensure your safety and the safety of others, it is important that you always drive cautiously.
Here are some tips to help you keep safe on the streets of Surrey:
1. Keep your eyes on the road
The first rule of safe driving is that you must always pay attention to the road. It takes split seconds for an accident to happen. But by keeping your eyes on the road at all times, you can avoid hazards ahead of you. That means you must avoid changing the radio dial or skipping through your playlist to find your favourite song.
2. Never use your cell phone
It is against the law to use hand-held electronic devices while driving. Although you are permitted to speak on your phone using Bluetooth device, you may want to avoid as well. If you are too engaged in conversation, you are less likely to react quickly if any danger presents itself on your journey.
3. Observe speed limits
Speed is a contributing factor in many of the accidents that occur in Surrey. At times people cross the street when they shouldn’t, and drivers often disregard stop signs. If this happens while you are driving, it will be harder for you to come to a sudden stop the faster you are going. By observing the speed limit, you lower your risk of a collision.
4. Obey the rules of the road
Just like the speed limit, the rules of the road are there for your protection. Always slow down when approaching a stop sign or amber light. That way, you will be able to come to a complete stop when you need to. Obeying the rules of the road will not only help you to avoid a ticket but will also ensure your safety.
What to do if you’ve been injured in an accident in Surrey
Despite your best efforts, you cannot always avoid an accident. If you were injured in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another driver, you should file a personal injury claim. When filing a personal injury claim, it is best to consult a car accident lawyer to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
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