Sgt. Jereme Leslie Travis Paterson/News Staff

Saanich’s most dangerous intersections

McKenzie and Trans Canada Highway leads Vancouver Island for MVIs

With two highways and the highest flowing hub on Vancouver Island (the Douglas corridor), it’s no surprise Saanich has the Island’s leading intersection for motor vehicle incidents between 2011 and 2015.

Data for B.C. intersections with the most motor vehicle incidents are available on ICBC’s website.

The former McKenzie/Admirals intersection with the Trans Canada Highway led the Island during the five year span with 394 MVIs though those numbers are expected to reduce dramatically with the addition of the $85 million McKenzie interchange.

The higher frequency MVIs that Saanich Police see are the “fender benders,” when people aren’t paying attention, says Sgt. Jereme Leslie of the Saanich Police.

“Drivers aren’t aware that vehicles are stopping and end up crashing into the back of the intersection, or people [don’t understand] what the light situation is and go through yellow or red lights, causing t-bones.”

Victoria’s most were Douglas and Finlayson with 285 and Hillside and Shelbourne with 248, while Oak Bay’s most dangerous intersections was Fort and Foul Bay with 74.

Saanich’s Top 10 intersections for MVIs from 2011 to 2015 were:

  • McKenzie/Admirals and Trans Canada Highway 394
  • Blanshard Street and Saanich Road 273
  • Pat Bay Highway and Sayward Road turning lane 250
  • Tillicum Road and Trans Canada Highway 230
  • Boleskine/Saanich and Douglas Street 219
  • McKenzie Aveneue and Shelbourne 193
  • North Dairy Road and Shelbourne 116
  • Cedar Hill Cross and Shelbourne 111
  • Cloverdale Ave. and Douglas Street 100
  • Blanshard Street and Tolmie Avenue 99
  • Cloverdale and Cook Street 96
  • Gordon Head and McKenzie 96
  • Gorge Road West and Tillicum Road 96

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