Atlanta's most dangerous intersections are in Dekalb County. The top 3 intersections with the most car accidents are:
- Memorial Drive and N Hairston Road, Stone Mountain
- East Park Place and Stone Mountain Hwy, Stone Mountain
- Covington Highway and Panola Road, Lithonia
All three of these intersections are in more suburban areas of Dekalb County.
The Atlanta Regional Commission, which studies traffic patterns, suggested that individuals driving in the suburbs are generally moving faster than in the congested streets of downtown Atlanta - and more prone to accidents.
The ARC's hypothesis might just be correct, as data shows that the third leading cause of car accidents in these area are due to speeding. In 2014, Dekalb County saw 38,627 crashes on its roadways, with speeding being the third leading cause.
Speeding kills and we have to combat these startling statistics with safety on our roadways. Here are a few tips to ensure your safety on the road:
- Drive defensively
- Wear your seatbelt
- Don't drink and drive
- Don't text and drive
- Don't speed
- Share the road
- Be courteous