Denver's top traffic accident sites are in Baker

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Kevin Flynn's Inside Lane, an interesting blog about Colorado transportation issues, notes top traffic accident locations in Denver; in November's ranking, the top three are along Baker's stretch of I-25:

  • 27 accidents at I-25 & 6th Avenue
  • 20 accidents at I-25 & Santa Fe Drive
  • 20 accidents at I-25 & Alameda Avenue

Flynn suggests that the sheer volume of traffic explains why most of the top accident sites are on I-25; one has only to look at the justification for the recent Valley Highway Environmental Impact Statement for an explanation or why the top three are between Broadway and Sixth: this stretch of I-25 is a bottleneck to northbound traffic from the T-Rex section to the south, where there are more lanes, plus several intersections between Broadway & Sixth fail to meet modern safety standards

Flynn doesn't cite his source, but it seems to be this page on denvergov.org; among the top locations for off-highway accidents, the intersection of Santa Fe Drive and Alameda Avenue was tied for fourth place in October with four accidents (November isn't available at the moment); prowl the rest of the page for lots of other stats

we all know that driving is relatively risky, yet most of us still do it; maybe this info can help you reduce some of those risks -- be careful out there!