The ten most dangerous intersections in the Phoenix-Metro area are mostly in Phoenix proper. Using crash data collected between 2016 and 2020, the Maricopa Association of Governments (MAG) ranked intersections by their overall Crash Risk, which factors in the frequency of crashes, the severity of the injury, and crash type. Here are the top ten most dangerous intersections:
MAG ranked the intersections by creating a Weighted Intersection Safety Score (ISS) that consists of:
As a result of this methodology, some intersections with fewer crashes were still considered to have a higher crash risk. Generally, the rankings can be interpreted to suggest that the intersections with the highest crash risk are the intersections with the most fatalities or catastrophic injuries. According to MAG, regional crash statistics show that 60% of traffic-related injuries and 40% of fatalities occur at the top 5 intersections. Therefore, you might want to be extra vigilant when approaching and going through these intersections.
In 2021, the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) reported over 121,000 vehicle crashes in the state, which was a significant increase over 2020. Over 104,000 of those crashes occurred in urban areas like Phoenix-metro, with Phoenix seeing almost 41,000 crashes. Not surprisingly, 70% of all fatal crashes in Arizona occurred in urban areas, with Phoenix seeing around 25% of fatal crashes.
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