Ministry Points Out Hot Spots for Collisions on 401
It's one of the busiest routes in North America. The section of the 401 that spans through the Greater Toronto Area on which about half a million trucks and cars use daily.
While OPP Sgt. Dave Woodford says it is one of the safest highways in the continent and there has been a reduction of serious to fatal collisions over the years, it still has it's problems.
The Ministry of Transportation has pinpointed three spots on the 401 that have the highest collision rates. They include:
-The 6 kilometre stretch in Mississauga from Dixie to Mavis Roads.
- Between Neilson Road and Highway 427 in Scarborough which is 34 kilometres.
- In third place, the 4 kilometre span from Westney Road to Liverpool Road.
It should be mentioned that the hot spots for collisions can change very suddenly depending on a variety of factors like weather, construction zones or even just seasonal changes.
The communications coordinator with the ministry tells the Star, “Our latest statistics show that our traffic fatality rate of .62 per 10,000 licensed drivers is the lowest ever recorded in Ontario and the lowest in North America.”