There were 501 reported crashes at South Canterbury intersections over the past 5 years (2011-2016), of which 6 were fatal, 40 people were seriously injured and 182 received minor injuries.
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At 2014 VOSL (value of statistical life) rates it means that apart from the emotional and financial effect it had on people in our community, it also cost the taxpayer over $77million in social costs.
The main main factor is that drivers did not give way or stop at these intersections. Nearly half (41%) of intersection crashes involved crossing or turning movements.
Poor observation (50%) and Failed to give way or stop (39%) are the major contributing factors.
Like with most crashes there are usually more than one factors that contributed to a crash. There are however factors that stand out as being the main causes.
We like to think it's always the other person - not us - but here we see that it may be people of your age that is involved.