Avoiding dangerous intersections is sometimes, well, unavoidable. Toronto can be a difficult place to drive, but if you know what areas are riskier, you may be able to not only avoid being injured in a collision but perhaps prevent accidents from happening altogether. Continue reading to learn more about what intersections are considered to be the most dangerous across Toronto.
Running parallel to Allen Street and smack in the middle of many different shopping areas, restaurants, and other businesses, the intersection at Marlee Avenue and Lawrence Avenue West has been identified by Toronto residents as one of the most dangerous intersections in the city.
The area is very pedestrian friendly, with crosswalks surrounding the intersection and easily read street signs. However, there are no bike paths, and the number of vehicles coming into and out of Lawrence Square Shopping Centre makes it quite a dangerous intersection. Keep your eyes peeled for pedestrians and keep your cell phone away when you’re driving through this area.
Off of the Highway of Heroes we have Scarborough’s 42 Division. Though this is, in fact, an entire neighbourhood in Toronto and not an intersection, the area is known to be riddled with dangerous drivers. It has a reputation for being dangerous in general, although crime rates have been going down.
When you add that to the fact that the roads are poorly maintained, with stop lights that can sometimes be difficult to see, residents in Toronto have long considered Scarborough’s 42 Division to be one of the most dangerous areas for driving in all of Toronto.
Next to the Garden District and right in the middle of Downtown Yonge we have Yonge Street and Dundas Street East. Both Mount Sinai and Toronto General Hospital are right down the street, and there are countless shopping centres to check out.
With that being said, there are twelve lanes of traffic surrounding this intersection and endless pedestrians. The good news is that pedestrians can cross the street diagonally through the intersection. If you’re in this area, it is critical that you keep your eyes on the road at all times if you hope to avoid a collision.
Off the Don Valley Parkway and in the middle of Flemingdon Park we have St. Dennis Drive and Deauville Lane. This intersection actually has a lot going for it. There are bike paths on all sides and crosswalks for pedestrians to utilize.
But there are too few lanes of traffic to accommodate the amount of traffic in this intersection, and the road signs could use some sprucing up. Proceed with caution and keep a close eye on the street signs when entering St. Dennis Drive and Deauville Lane.
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