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These are the deadliest intersections for pedestrians in Metro Vancouver

DH Vancouver Staff Nov 01, 2018 3:23 pm

It’s a given that this time of year brings trickier driving conditions to Metro Vancouver’s roads.

And too often the decreased daylight hours and poor driving conditions result in fatal crashes involving pedestrians.

With that in mind, ICBC has released its list of the deadliest intersections in Metro Vancouver.

According to the corporation, the data for the list was compiled over a four-year period between 2013 and 2017.

During that time, the deadliest intersection was found to be East Hastings Street and Main Street, where there were a total of 35 crashes.

In second place was the intersection of Kingsway and Vitoria Drive, which saw a total of 20 fatal crashes.

The West End intersection of Burrard Street and Davie Street took third place, with a total of 17 crashes.

Other deadly intersections included Cambie Street and West 41st Avenue, Main Street and SE Marine Dr., and Burrard Street at West Georgia Street.

This week, the BC Government announced that increased penalties are coming into effect for high-risk drivers, specifically, those who engage in excessive speeding, impaired driving, and distracted driving.

In a statement, BC Attorney General that “reckless drivers” are contributing to a rise in crashes on BC roads, and it’s hoped the increased penalties will be a deterrent and hold people accountable.

The new penalties – which went into effect on November 1 – will be increasing for two programs, the Drivers Risk Premium (DRP) and the Driver Penalty Point (DPP) – both by 20%

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