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ITD Releases New Accident Location List

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By Andrew Reed

Twin Falls, Idaho (KMVT-TV) The Idaho Transportation Department released a new accident report, identifying dangerous intersections throughout the state.

Accidents happen every day in Idaho and the Magic Valley.

The transportation department gathers information from a three year average of traffic wrecks, and creates a high accident location report.

"They get ranked 1 to1,000 throughout the state and the highest ranking location in Southern Idaho is at redcap corner north of Kimberly” said Nathan Jerke, P.I.O. Idaho Transportation Department.

The top three dangerous intersections in the area are 3500 east at US-30 in Kimberly.

5th Street at Overland Ave in Burley, and Addison Ave at Blue Lakes in Twin Falls.

"The high accident location list will kick in some funding for what is called the safety program. The safety program will fund specific locations trying to improve the engineering” said Nathan Jerke, P.I.O. Idaho Transportation Department.

The program improves turn lanes, signal installation and speed limit reduction.

"It is a tool to help us find where the more dangerous locations might be throughout the state highway system” said Nathan Jerke, P.I.O. Idaho Transportation Department.

Most crashes are caused by distractive and aggressive driving.

Thinking smart behind the wheel could prevent you from a serious crash.


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