Top 10 most dangerous intersections in Oak Bay

Police urge caution after young family narrowly missed while in crosswalk

An Oak Bay family was unharmed but left shaken after using a marked crosswalk near Newton St. on the morning of Dec. 8. A local resident didn’t take the time to clear the frost off the windshield of the car and narrowly missed hitting the young family in the crosswalk.

“This moment of driver complacency could’ve caused unthinkable harm,” said Deputy Chief Ray Bernoties.

As weather turns and the number of traffic crashes rise, Oak Bay Police are reminding drivers to take the time to prepare their vehicles and to drive cautiously.

Just in the past week alone, Oak Bay Police have had to attend three crashes. Luckily, injuries were minor, though the vehicles had significant damage.

ICBC’s data on where crashes most frequently happen, show the following intersections as Oak Bay’s Top 10 most dangerous (2011-2015):

#1- Fort St. and Foul Bay Rd. (74 accidents)

#2 – Foul Bay Rd. and Lansdowne Rd. (61 accidents)

#3- Foul Bay Rd. and Oak Bay Ave. (53 accidents)

#4 – Cedar Hill Cross Rd. and Henderson Rd. (28 accidents)

#5 – Monterey Ave. and Oak Bay Ave. (22 accidents)

#6 – Cadboro Bay Rd. and Lansdowne Rd. (20 accidents)

#7 – Cadboro Bay Rd. and Cedar Hill Cross Rd. (19 accidents)

#8 – Hampshire Rd. and Oak Bay Ave. (18 accidents)

#9 – Beach Dr. and Cadboro Bay Rd. (17 accidents)

#10 – Bee St. and Cadboro Bay Rd. (14 accidents)

While those are the intersections that see the most crashes, ICBC’s Pedestrian Safety Campaign says it is important for pedestrians to make eye contact with drivers before crossing any road, especially from November to January when two times more pedestrians are injured than throughout the rest of the year.

The intersections above are the ones that have had the most traffic crashes, but the Oak Bay Police Strategic Plan 2018 – 2022 notes that Oak Bay is fortunate to have very few serious injury crashes.

Over the next four years, the Oak Bay Police commit to increasing the number of hours dedicated to traffic enforcement especially in school zones. They will also be conducting educational campaigns and working with partners such as ICBC & Oak Bay High.


 

keri.coles@oakbaynews.com

Follow us on Instagram
Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter.

Just Posted

UVic president offers condolences after two students killed in bus crash

‘We also grieve with those closest to these members of our campus community,’ Cassels says

Greater Victoria high school students head to Honduran jungles, reefs for science

Students from St. Andrew’s High School spent the summer surveying the tropics

PHOTOS: Vancouver Canucks gear up for 50th season with Training Camp in Victoria

‘We have some great guys coming in,’ said player Elias Pettersson

Pacific FC to face off against FC Edmonton Saturday at Westhills Stadium

Visit the Goldstream News Gazette’s tent for your chance to win a prize pack

VIDEO: Vancouver Island mayor details emergency response after fatal bus crash

Sharie Minions says she is ‘appalled’ by condition of road where bus crashed

Coming Home: B.C. fire chief and disaster dog return from hurricane-ravaged Bahamas

The pair spent roughly one week on Great Abaco Island assisting in relief efforts

Newcomer Ferland lines up with sniper Pettersson as Vancouver Canucks camp opens

Ferland provides more depth and a scoring threat up front, Pettersson says

Intelligence official charged seemed to be ‘exemplar of discretion’: UBC professor

Professor Paul Evans says he served on Cameron Ortis’s doctoral dissertation committee

B.C. police watchdog to investigate man’s head injury during RCMP arrest

Suspect fled on a bicycle and fell off when an officer attempted to stop him

Nanaimo company gets licence to test psychedelic drugs for therapy treatment

Salvation Botanicals interested in manufacturing, testing and research and development

‘A real shame’: B.C. MLA says factors behind Tolko mill closing should have been caught

Kelowna-Mission MLA Steve Thomson said the industry is in bad shape across the province

VIDEO: Seniors at B.C. assisted living facility shocked by Oct. 1 eviction notice

Building owners terminate lease for McGuire Lake Congregate Living in Salmon Arm

‘How does it even happen?’: Bear locks itself inside vehicle in Port Moody

It was apparent the suspect had gained entry with his ‘bear’ hands

Most Read