Capital Region vehicle crashes by intersection

Map created by Martin, Harding, and Mazzotti.

To be clear, this is content marketing -- or, rather, Content Marketing ™ -- but this list of the "Capital Region's most dangerous intersections" from Martin, Harding, and Mazzotti includes some interesting bits about vehicle crashes and the places they happen in the Capital Region.

It also suffers from a common problem with this sort of counting up of incidents: it doesn't account for differences in traffic volumes at the various intersections.

That said, many of the intersections aren't surprises. And it prompts some good questions about road design. One that immediately came to mind: Is there a better way to configure and manage traffic along Henry Johnson. (And it'll be interesting to see if the Madison Ave Road Diet affects things at Madison and New Scotland, and/or upgrades at Central/Washington/Lark make a difference.)

Also: Maybe you shouldn't follow so close to the car in front of you.

[via TU/Emily Masters]

Earlier: The Albany metro fares well compared to other large metros for pedestrian deaths -- but there's room to improve

Comments

Learned in a defensive driving course that a safe distance is to stop so that you can still see the bottom of the tires of the car in front of you. Try it.

If you need a P.I. attorney, now you know where to find one.

Is content marketing something new that AOA is incorporating? Or was that just an extra-sensitive warning.

@Jay: Nothing on our side. Just wanted to be clear about the thing we were linking to, which is basically a sophisticated modern-day ad for that law firm.

Of course one of them is a Malta roundabout. Of course.

Say Something!

We'd really like you to take part in the conversation here at All Over Albany. But we do have a few rules here. Don't worry, they're easy. The first: be kind. The second: treat everyone else with the same respect you'd like to see in return. Cool? Great, post away. Comments are moderated so it might take a little while for your comment to show up. Thanks for being patient.

What's All Over Albany?

All Over Albany is for interested and interesting people in New York's Capital Region. In other words, it's for you. It's kind of like having a smart, savvy friend who can help you find out what's up. Oh, and our friends call us AOA.

Search

Recently on All Over Albany

Drawing: Beer dinner at City Beer Hall

The City Beer Hall has a special dinner lined up for next Monday featuring beers from Common Roots Brewing and Peekskill Brewery (like bookends on... (more)

Gnome away from home

A post shared by Henry Bellagnome (@tourism_gnome) on Jul 1, 2017 at 9:32am PDT This is an Instagram account of a garden gnome --... (more)

If you've been wanting to take one of those State Education building tours, don't wait

Quick follow-up on that new series of monthly tours of the beautiful state Education Building: they are very popular. The tour dates for September, October,... (more)

Neba Sandwich from Mike's Neba

Whoever coined the saying "absence makes the heart grow fonder" probably didn't mean for the quip to apply to a sandwich. Hey, love comes in... (more)

Tours at Oakwood Cemetery

The historic Oakwood Cemetery in Troy has a handful of tours coming up over the next few months. Each guided walk has it own... (more)

Recent Comments

I'm concerned how much demolition is going on here. Too many important, historic buildings in Albany are already tagged with an 'X' and the city's approach seems to tear down and ask questions later. Not only are these homes part of the city's history but they are what makes this place unique and they should be treasured- not trashed. In addition, these structures are better built and will last longer than new construction. ...

Drawing: Beer dinner at City Beer Hall

...has 25 comments, most recently from Brian

Gnome away from home

...has 1 comment, most recently from Justin

Morning Blend for Aug 22

...has 1 comment, most recently from Lauren Alpert

Finding refuge: Rifat Filkins

...has 1 comment, most recently from Eric F

How to commemorate a traitor

...has 4 comments, most recently from Eric Scheirer Stott