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slides: 10 Most Dangerous Intersections in Rhode Island - 2014

Monday, February 24, 2014
GoLocalWorcester News Team

If you're from Rhode Island, chances are you know -- or at least have a good idea -- of where the trouble spots are for driving in the state.

Whether it's exits off of Pawtucket's I-95 S-curve, which now boasts highly visible signage alerting drivers to the terrain thank to a 2011 grant, or the Thurber's Avenue curve just further south, there are the ones that everyone knows about.

See New England's 60 Most Dangerous Intersections Here

However, a number of accidents have occurred -- some serious -- at intersections in locations including North Smithfield, Johnston, and Charlestown.

"I know exactly where the problem is," said Johnston Police Major Joseph Razza, of the high level of incidents at Route 6 and 295. "It's right on front of Metro Honda. The problem there is that people come down the off-ramp, look to see if they can flow into traffic, then don't realize the person in front of them is stopped."

Razza said he knew of a solution to a similar traffic issue in Providence. "At Eagle Street, coming off of Route 6 East, they made an individual lane for people going straight, and additional lanes for turns." Of the 295 issue, Razza said, "If it's something we should reach out to the state about addressing, maybe we should."

Razza noted that Johnston was pleased with one recent traffic change made. "We were very happy to see that they reengineered the road by the Atwood [Avenue] police station. They went from 4 lanes down to 1, which was critical with the school there. They've certainly paid attention."

See what Rhode Island's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula in the slides below. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, click here.)

  • #10

    Lincoln, RI

    Interstate 295 + Exit 9 (RI 146)

    Total Crashes: 160

    Fatal Crashes: 1

    Injury Crashes: 36

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 123

    Photo: Flickr/Doug Kerr

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #9

    Warwick, RI

    RI 37 + US 1 (Post Rd.)

    Total Crashes: 293

    Fatal Crashes: 0

    Injury Crashes: 69

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 224

    Photo: Flickr/eliduke

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #8

    North Smithfield, RI

    RI 146 + Sayles Hill Rd.

    Total Crashes: 193

    Fatal Crashes: 1

    Injury Crashes: 37

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 155

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #7

    Warwick, RI

    Interstate 95 + Exit 14 (RI 37)/Exit 15 (Jefferson Blvd.)

    Total Crashes: 181

    Fatal Crashes: 1

    Injury Crashes: 50

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 130

    Photo: Flickr/ER24 EMS (Pty) Ltd.

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #6

    Johnston, RI

    Interstate 295 + Exit 6 (US 6/US 6A)

    Total Crashes: 179

    Fatal Crashes: 1

    Injury Crashes: 54

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 124

    Photo: Flickr/Doug Kerr

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #5

    Cranston, RI

    RI 2 Reservoir Ave. + RI 12 (Park Ave.)

    Total Crashes: 234

    Fatal Crashes: 1

    Injury Crashes: 47

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 186

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #4

    Hopkinton, RI

    RI 138 (Spring St.) + Wincheck Pond Rd. to Soap House Ln.

    Total Crashes: 4

    Fatal Crashes: 3

    Injury Crashes: 0

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 1

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #3

    Charlestown, RI

    US Post Rd. SB + Kings Factory Rd. to RI 216 (Ross Hill Rd.)

    Total Crashes: 51

    Fatal Crashes: 3

    Injury Crashes: 8

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 40

    Source: RIDOT

     
  • #2

    Providence, RI

    Interstate 95 + Exit 18 (Thurbers Ave.)

    Total Crashes: 296

    Fatal Crashes: 1

    Injury Crashes: 79

    Crashes with Property Damage Only: 216

    Source: RIDOT