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The Five Most Dangerous Intersections in Oregon are In or Near Beaverton
Dec 8, 2020

Winter driving can be a little more dangerous, but with a little know-how you can reduce the risk of an accident.

You need to be especially careful in the spots in and around Beaverton that are 5 of the 10 most dangerous intersections in all of Oregon!

Distracted Driving – Put the phone away, people.

Don’t Follow Too Closely – Give a little more space than normal because it takes longer to stop on wet or icy roads.

Give Yourself Extra Time To Get There – leave a little early if you have to drive somewhere. If it’s essential that you make it on time, try to plan to leave as much as 15-30 minutes early depending on when you need to arrive. Also, using an app like Waze or your phone’s GPS can help avoid construction and traffic stoppages.

Tires! – When was the last time you had your tires checked? A local company like 503Tires can help get you tires that are the correct model and type for your vehicle and the season.

Clear Your Vehicle of Ice and Snow – Snow or ice on your windows and mirrors can reduce visibility. Remember to clear off your headlights, taillights, and turn signals so that other drivers can see them.

Now let’s talk about areas to avoid if you can! (source: KGW) Avoiding these spots could save you from having an auto accident in Beaverton.

Five Most Dangerous Spots for an Auto Accident Around Beaverton, Oregon

Drive safe and if you can, avoid the most dangerous spots.

Number 5 – Oregon 213 at Beavercreek Road (Oregon City)

Ok, this isn’t near Beaverton, but it’s a scary intersection, so avoid it if you can!

Average Daily Traffic: 24,000
Total Crashes: 87
Fatal Crashes: 0
Injury Crashes: 39

Number 4 – Tualatin Valley Highway near SW 185th Ave. (Aloha)

Average Daily Traffic: 38,377
Total Crashes: 100
Fatal Crashes: 1
Injury Crashes: 54

Number 3 – SW Beaverton Hillsdale Highway at Highway 217 interchange (Beaverton)

Average Daily Traffic: 32,600
Total Crashes: 104
Fatal Crashes: 0
Injury Crashes: 52

Number 2 – SW Canyon Road at Highway 217 interchange (Beaverton)

Average Daily Traffic: 19,500
Total Crashes: 90
Fatal Crashes: 0
Injury Crashes: 37

Number 1 – Sunset Highway approaching Vista Ridge Tunnels (Portland)

Average Daily Traffic: 67,600
Total Crashes: 187
Fatal Crashes: 0
Injury Crashes: 89

If it’s icy, avoid 217 and all the big hills in the area. You’re safer at home sipping hot chocolate anyway!

Stay safe out there, and remember that if you are in an accident, you should consider getting legal advice and representation. Contact Corbridge Law Offices to find out about protecting your rights.