Does your route on York Region roads make the worst crash sites?
Oct. 25, 2017
You are most likely to get into a collision on a York Region road on a Friday between 5 and 6 p.m. than any other time.
That’s just one piece of information in the region’s annual traveller safety report.
The report looks only at regional roads, not local streets.
Here’s the report by the numbers:
- The location with the highest number of crashes is Major Mackenzie Drive and the GO carpool lot at Highway 400, where there were 167 collisions from 2014 to 2016. The rest of the Top 10 high-collision sites (with the number of crashes from 2014 to 2016 in brackets) were Highway 7 and Weston Road (143), Yonge Street and Green Lane (140), Weston and Rutherford Road (139), Hwy. 7 and Jane Street (132), Keele and Hwy. 7 (124), Major Mackenzie and Jane (113), Hwy. 7 and McCowan Road (112), Yonge Street and Carrville Road/16th Avenue (110) and Hwy. 7 and Pine Valley Drive (109).
- In Aurora, the Top 10 crash sites are Yonge and Wellington Street (80), Bayview and Wellington (56), Industrial Parkway and Wellington (55), Wellington and John West Way (42), Leslie and Wellington (40), John’s Sideroad and Yonge (32), Bathurst and Bloomington Sideroad (30), First Commerce Drive and Wellington (30) and Yonge and Industrial Parkway (22).
- In East Gwillimbury, the Top 10 are Yonge and Green Lane (140), Green Lane and 2nd Concession Road/Main Street North (73), Leslie and Green Lane (71), Woodbine Avenue and Ravenshoe Road (57), Hwy. 11 and Bathurst (42), Hwy. 11 between Sherwood Glen and Bathurst (31), Bathurst and Green Lane (30), Woodbine and Davis Drive (24), Green Lane between Yonge and Yonge/Green Lane Centre/Lowe’s plaza (23) and Green Lane and Harry Walker Pkwy. (21).
- In Georgina, the Top 10 are Woodbine and Ravenshoe (57), Woodbine and Morton Avenue/Pollock Road (20), the Queensway and Glenwoods Avenue (18), the Queensway South and Metro Road/Morton (16), Kennedy Road and Ravenshoe (15), Woodbine and Baseline Road (14), Dalton Road and McDonough Avenue/High Street (14), the Queensway and Biscayne Boulevard (14), Dalton and Baseline (13) and Dalton and Black River Road (12).
- In King, the Top 10 are Davis and Bathurst (72), King Road and Hwy. 27 (46), Hwy. 11 and Bathurst (42), King and Bathurst (38), King and Dufferin Street (35), Hwy. 11 between Bathurst and Kalvers Street (33), Bathurst and Green Lane (30), Bathurst and Bloomington/15th Sideroad (30), Keele and King (28) and Davis and Keele (27).
- In Markham, the Top 10 are Hwy. 7 and McCowan (112), Kennedy and 14th Avenue (81), Hwy. 7 and Woodbine (80), Hwy. 7 and Leslie (75), Hwy. 7 and Kennedy Road (74), Hwy. 7 and Warden Avenue (73), Hwy. 7 and East Beaver Creek Road (69), 14th and Markham Road (66), Bayview and John Street (65), McCowan and 16th (64).
- In Newmarket, the Top 10 are Yonge and Davis (86), Davis and Bathurst (72), Yonge and Mulock Drive (68), Yonge and Eagle Street (65), Yonge and Kingston Road/Dawson Manor Boulevard (60), Leslie and Davis (58), Mulock and Bayview (50), Yonge and Savage Road/Sawmill Valley Road (40) and Yonge and Bristol Road/Aspenwood Drive. (37).
- In Richmond Hill, the Top 10 area Yonge and 16th/Carrville (110), Major Mackenzie and Bayview (91), Yonge and Elgin Mills Road (84), Major Mackenzie and Bathurst (78), Hwy. 7 and Leslie (75), Yonge and Major Mackenzie (73), Hwy. 7 and East Beaver Creek (69), Bayview and 16th (69), Yonge and Garden Avenue/Hwy. 7 at the Yonge ramp (69) and Hwy. 7 and the Bayview Avenue ramp (64).
- In Vaughan, the Top 10 are Major Mackenzie and the Hwy. 400 southbound off-ramp (167), Hwy. 7 and Weston (143), Weston and Rutherford (139), Hwy. 7 and Jane (132), Keele and Hwy. 7 (124), Major Mackenzie and Jane (113), Hwy. 7 and Pine Valley Drive (109), Islington Avenue and Rutherford (108), Jane and Rutherford (89) and Major Mackenzie and Bathurst (78).
- In Whitchurch-Stouffville, the Top 10 are Woodbine and Stouffville Road (27), Woodbine and Davis (24), Stouffville and Warden (21), Woodbine and Aurora Road (21), Stouffville Road and Main Street/Hwy. 48 (19), Woodbine and Bloomington (17), Bloomington and Hwy. 48 (14), Bloomington between Warden and Kennedy (14), Kennedy and Stouffville (13) and Stouffville and McCowan (13).
- There were 8,330 crashes on regional roads in 2014, 8,304 in 2015 and 7,848 in 2016, which is a 10-year low. The overall collision rate per 100,000 population has been decreasing each year. The region attributes the decrease to law enforcement, public education programs, road design, new technologies and fewer winter events over the last few years.
- There were 19 fatal accidents in 2014 and 13 in 2015. In 2016, there were 15 fatal collisions, including three pedestrians and one cyclist.
- January was the worst month for collisions in 2014, while in 2015 it was February and in 2016 it was November.
- Rear-end collision are the most frequent type of accident.