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County’s most dangerous junction

The ‘most dangerous major road segment in County Roscommon’ is the ‘Bridge Street and Shop Street Junction’ in Boyle.

That’s according to data released by Gamma Location Intelligence, a company that provides location-based insights to insurance companies and local authorities.

Gamma Location Intelligence has mapped out Transport Infrastructure Ireland data that shows the roads with the highest collision rates,  determined by the number of road accidents (injury collisions) per 100 million vehicle kilometres.

The top 20 worst accident black spots in Ireland and their collision rates are as follows:

  • Galway – N59, east of Kylemore Lough, from Clifden to near Leenaune, 3.7km west of junction with R344 (1131)
  • Wexford – Between Abbey Square Roundabout and Seamus Rafter Bridge in Enniscorthy (588)
  • Longford – Killashee Street, Ballymahon Street and New Street junction in Longford town (281)
  • Galway – N59, 1.3km west of Letterfrack (259)
  • Tipperary – N62, southeast of Roscrea, directly northeast of junction with R445 (251)
  • Galway/Mayo – N59, crossing at Galway-Mayo border (249)
  • Galway – N59, 1.8km west of Moyard (236)
  • Clare – N67, 1.3km north of junction with R484 (235)
  • Clare – N67, junction with R477 (220)
  • Galway – N59, junction with R344 (217)
  • Mayo – N59, south of Aasleagh, directly north of Galway border (216)
  • Galway – N59, 1.1km northeast of Letterfrack (200)
  • Clare – N67, directly south of junction with R482 (197)
  • Cork – Washington Street to Merchant’s Quay (197)
  • Galway – N59, 3km west of junction with R336 (195)
  • Galway – N59, 1.5km north of Leenaun, directly south of Mayo border (191)
  • Clare – N67, 2.9km north of junction with R484 (187)
  • Waterford – N72, north of Tallowbridge, directly west of junction with R634 (184)
  • Leitrim – N16, bridge over the Glenfarne River, 1.1km west of junction with R281 (184)
  • Cork – N72, junction with R630, north of Fermoy (167)

Speaking about the data in a press statement issued to Boyletoday.com, Director of Location Intelligence for Gamma, Richard Garry said: “Overall, according to the data provided by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, collision rates are decreasing across the country. However, there are specific stretches of roads where the frequency of collisions is still high.

“Not only does this analysis show drivers where they need to take extra care, it is also useful for insurance companies as it identifies the areas which are worst for road accidents and enables them to better assess risk.”

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