Canterbury has 20 of 100 worst intersections

Last updated 15:51 26/03/2014
intersection of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave
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RISKY STRETCH: A truck overturned on the Memorial Ave and Russley Rd intersection just last month.

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Twenty of the 100 most high-risk intersections in the country are in Canterbury according to newly released data.

The intersection of Russley Rd and Memorial Ave is listed as presenting the highest risk in the region, coming in at No. 14 nationally, with 26 minor crashes and four serious injury crashes but no fatals.

The Christchurch intersection with the most fatalities from 2003 to 2012 was Moorhouse Ave and Manchester St.

Auckland's Glenbrook Rd and Kingseat Rd tops the nationwide list.

Associate Transport Minister Michael Woodhouse today released the list which had been compiled by the NZ Transport Agency.

Crash figures were analysed for the 10 years from 2003 to 2012, with 53 deaths and 445 serious injuries recorded at the 100 highest-risk intersections over that period.

Woodhouse says the high-risk intersection work is part of the Government's broader Safer Journeys strategy, which aims to significantly reduce deaths and serious injuries from road crashes by 2020.

"The Government has been pushing ahead with safety improvements while the list was in draft form, and it's pleasing to see 22 of these intersections have already had safety improvements completed, with planning or investigation at various stages for the remaining 78,'' he said.

Other Canterbury roads on the list include:

Main North Rd and Queen Elizabeth II Dr (No. 25)

- Marshland Rd and Shirley Rd (No. 26) 

- Barrington St and Lincoln Rd (No. 27)

- Linwood Ave and Aldwins Rd (No. 30)

- Marshland Rd and Hawkins Rd (No. 31)

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