||State Farm Danger Index*
Street East & Dixie Road
Road East & Goreway Drive
Street East & Rutherford Road
The State Farm Danger Index is determined by the number
of crashes at various intersections, how many of those
crashes involved injury and the severity of those
crashes. It is adjusted to account for the percentage of
vehicles insured by State Farm in areas where the
intersections are located.
Intersection Tops State Farm List of
Most Dangerous in
Scarborough, Ontario, June 27,
2001 -- Mississauga intersections rank first and second
on a new list of the three most dangerous intersections
in Ontario compiled by State Farm Insurance.
1 on the list is the junction of Dundas Street East and
Dixie Road, followed by Derry Road East and Goreway
Drive, second. Queen Street East and Rutherford Road in
Brampton completes the list of three.
Farm put together the new list based on crashes
resulting in claims by its policyholders in 1999 and
the initial list, based on 1998 data, this one takes
into account the number of crashes at various
intersections and the percentage of vehicles insured by
State Farm in areas where the intersections are located.
The new list also takes into account how many crashes
involved injury and the severity of those crashes.
Farm, a longtime advocate of auto and highway safety,
conducts these analyses to focus attention on a new way
of evaluating intersection design by analyzing driver
behavior and placing greater emphasis on safety-driven
solutions to intersection problems. This year the
company will make $5 million available to communities to
study and, in some cases, make physical changes to
enhance safety at specific intersections.
intersection crashes could be prevented," said
State Farm Regional Vice President Bob Cooke. "Just
as we did two years ago, we'll offer communities with an
intersection on our Ontario list up to $20,000 for an
in-depth safety study that could lead to actual
have been made at one of the three intersections that
appeared on that first Ontario list (Baseline Road and
Merivale Road in Ottawa). A study has been completed at
one of the other two.
believe virtually all intersections where many serious
crashes occur can be made safer, sometimes through
relatively minor, inexpensive adjustments," Cooke
said. "We're ready to help communities make that
happen, and we hope more local governments will start
taking a look at how their own intersection safety can