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Wednesday, January 23, 2013

 

In GoLocal's first-ever ranking of the Most Dangerous Intersections in New England, Rhode Island claimed 8 of the 10 most dangerous spots on the road. Six of those 8 intersections were on I-95 as it slices up to Providence from South County, and on toward Pawtucket. See what Rhode Island's Top 10 Most Dangerous Intersections are, based on GoLocal's proprietary ranking formula. (For more on GoLocal's methodology, go here.)

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#10 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exit 25

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #13
 
This stretch of I-95 north of Providence can be a confusing set-aside of lanes for North Main Street and Smithfield Avenue.
 
Total crashes: 122
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 53
Property damage: 69
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#9 Most Dangerous

 

Rte. 6 & RI Rte. 10

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #12
 
The area surrounding the split of Route 6 and RI Route 10 prompts quick lane changing and requires quick reflexes and hyperawareness.
 
Total crashes: 150
 
Fatalities: 0
Injuries: 79
Property damage: 71
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#8 Most Dangerous

 

I-295/Exit 3

Cranston, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #10
 
Exits 3A/B offer a three-quarter cloverleaf interchange with Rhode Island 37.
 
Total crashes: 95
 
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 59
Property damage: 35
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#7 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exit 24

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #9
 
The Branch Avenue interchange is a busy thoroughfare, often utilized by southbound commuters hoping to avoid the downtown rush hour traffic.
 
Total crashes: 134
 
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 52
Property damage: 81
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#6 Most Dangerous

 

I-295/Exit 6

Johnston, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #7
 
This draw-over of traffic via Exit 6 to Route 6 can be a last-minute lane-changing challenge.
 
Total crashes: 144
 
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 65
Property damage: 78
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#5 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exit 18

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #6
 
The Thurbers Avenue curves remain infamous among Rhode Islanders for their danger.
 
Total crashes: 232
 
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 86
Property damage: 145
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#4 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exits 14/15

Warwick, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #5
 
When Route 37 departs I-95 at this very busy interchage, motorists must make rapid decisions about whether they want to head toward the Garden City area or not. For the novice, the signage can be daunting at best.
 
Total crashes: 254
 
Fatalities: 1
Injuries: 87
Property damage: 166
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#3 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exit 23

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #3
 
It's one of Rhode Island's scariest sections, even when practically at a standstill at rush-hour. Motorists constantly misjudge their destination at this departure of Rte. 146 from I-95 that includes a State House exit, and danger ensues.
 
Total crashes: 98
 
Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 50
Property damage: 46
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#2 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exit 22

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #2
 
More high-speed urban navigating has traditionally made this exit a very dangerous one for drivers, particularly those who enter the area without local knowledge.
 
Total crashes: 347
 
Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 54
Property damage: 291
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#1 Most Dangerous

 

I-95/Exit 20

Providence, Rhode Island

New England ranking: #1
 
A complete reworking of stretches of I-95 through Providence has reshuffled the location of Exit 20, which used to be the right-hand exit-only lane for I-195 East toward Cape Cod. Time will tell whether the new Exit 20 (shown here) can shed its reputation.
 
Total crashes: 217
 
Fatalities: 2
Injuries: 90
Property damage: 125
 
 

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