Does your commuter traffic report ever make you feel like you’re in a scene from “Groundhog Day”? Or that the same road accounts for an inordinate number of accidents? You’re not alone. A study of crashes on several well-traveled roads in the Hudson Valley, has revealed an interesting pattern.
For example, a specific stretch of Interstate 684 in Putnam County is one of the most common accident sites. The area where northbound vehicles exit to eastbound Interstate 84 results in multiple crashes as drivers cut over at the last moment and fail to avoid cars in the right lane. Similarly, due to impatient drivers, rear-end crashes are a common cause of accidents in this area.
Rockland County Traffic Accidents
In Rockland County, the portion of roadway in Haverstraw which intersects with the Palisades Interstate Parkway and Route 45 is notorious for crashes. This area is in the ‘top 20’ most accident-prone stretches in New York State.
In fact, Rockland has more than half of the roadways listed in the top 20. Although changes designed to reduce the number of accidents have been made, unfortunately the latest data shows just the opposite.
Westchester County Traffic Accidents
In Westchester County, the following roadways also make the list among the most dangerous:
- Hutchinson River Parkway by Mamaroneck Avenue
- Certain stretches on the Saw Mill River
- Cross County Parkways
- Westchester Avenue in Port Chester
The Cross County Parkway in Yonkers had 88 accidents over a two-year period due to drivers following too closely or traveling at unsafe speed.
What the majority of these roadways have in common is that the original designers never contemplated the volume of traffic they would receive in the future. As well-traveled, commuter-laden roads where driver inattention, tailgating, and speeding are common, they have received the ‘honor’ of being on the list of most crash-prone roads in the Hudson Valley.
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