Why Have Highway & Railroad Crossing Accidents Been Increasing?

breakdown of the highway and railroad crossing incidents by railroad operator from 2012-2015
Here is a breakdown of the highway and railroad crossing incidents by railroad operator from 2012-2015.  Here is the source of the info from the Federal Railroad Administration. 

Dangerous Redondo Beach Pedestrian PCH Intersection

PCH and Vincent Intersection Street View
PCH and Vincent Needs A Crosswalk Upgrade

Pacific Coast Highway and Vincent Street in Redondo Beach is apparently a problem according to this fatal accident back in 2014.  Redondo Beach Union High School is across the street and can imagine there is a lot of student and kids crossing the street on a daily basis.  I almost experienced an issue last night.  I could hardly see an older woman crossing the street.   See our Dangerous Intersections map of other problematic intersections in the area.

Palm Beach & South Florida's Most Dangerous Intersections

Washington DC Dangerous Intersections Map

Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas Dangerous Intersections Map

World's Most Dangerous Intersections Map

We are building a database of the most dangerous car, pedestrian, motorcycle and bike intersections.  We have over 4000+ in the database.  World's Most Dangerous Intersections

New Zealand Dangerous Intersections Map

Map of dangerous intersections in New Zealand
If you are traveling to New Zealand and not used to driving on the left hand side here are some intersection that you should be aware of.  These are dangerous intersections that have had a history of accidents.  

Is A City Liable For An Accident In A Dangerous Intersection?

When a driver gets behind the wheel of a car it is normal to expect some inherent dangers. There is no way to safeguard against unpredictable vehicle problems or the behavior of other drivers and pedestrians. Drivers expect the roadways to be safely designed and properly maintained by local government, but more often than expected roadways present serious dangers. Intersections in particular, tend to present a range of dangers such as a lack of traffic lights, uneven or unmarked pavement, sharp curves, improper drainage, insufficient signage, complex design, overgrown or ill-placed foliage, and obscure signs.  

Waze Dangerous Intersections Alerts Database

Waze Dangerous Intersections Alerts

I find it curious why and how Waze launched a POI database just 2 months after we started and launched BadIntersections.com.  Waze claims they are working with Government agencies (good luck with that) to acquire data about these locations.

I am also curious what information Waze is trying to convey in this message to you as a driver.  Typically these intersections are dangerous because other drivers are driving like idiots.  The message should say watch out for some craziness at this intersection.  Be aware!

Our database BadIntersections.com doesn't require a download or app and doesn't assume you are a driver.  We tell you why the intersection could be dangerous as a biker, walker or driver.  We also have 2,500+ intersections in the database in just the first 3 months.  This database will grow fast.

Tell us where we are missing locations and add new locations to the map.  

United States Dangerous Intersections Map

Bad Intersections is an crowdsourced map database of intersections that are unsafe and annoying. Our mission is to identify hazardous intersections for pedestrians, cyclists and drivers. Our goal is to identify intersections with the following characteristics: lots of accidents (vehicles, bikes, pedestrians), confusing driver navigation, long lights, congestion, traffic jams. driving.  Search our map at BadIntersections.com

LA Times Most Dangerous Intersections

LA's Most Dangerous Pedestrian Intersections

Awesome timing with this ‪#‎LATimes‬ article today on the front page regarding ‪#‎Badinersections‬ http://graphics.latimes.com/la-pedestrians/

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