The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reports that approximately 40 percent of accidents nationwide occur at intersections. Intersections are dangerous for many reasons.
- Traffic is moving in multiple directions, increasing the risk of colliding with other vehicles.
- Some intersections are poorly designed or in poorly lit areas, making it difficult for drivers to see, especially at night.
- Distracted driving or drunk driving can lead drivers to run red lights and stop signs or fail to yield to other vehicles.
- Aggressive driving (speeding, impatience) can similarly increase the risk of accidents at intersections.