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

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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.

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