What are Chatham's Most Dangerous Intersections?
Let us know in the comments below.
With recent discussions about traffic safety and Safe Routes to School, we at Chatham Patch started to wonder: What are the most dangerous intersections in Chatham Borough and Chatham Township?
Sarah Fechner of the Safe Routes to School Committee recently told the Chatham Township Committee that between Thanksgiving 2009 and 2011, within .75 miles of all schools Chatham Township, "there were 61 [car] accidents. And that's just within school commute time," Fechner said.
In Chatham Borough, accidents along Main Street are a common occurrence, but there are also collisions with railroad overpasses or on Fairmount Avenue between Firehouse Plaza and Red Road.
What makes these, or other Chatham intersections, dangerous? Do people ignore signs or speed limits at this intersection? Do drivers go around cars and risk hitting pedestrians or cyclists?
Let us know what intersections you deem to be the least safe in the area by posting a comment below. We'll soon post a recap of your responses, and a map of accidents in the township and borough.