NYSDOT-Westchester Local Roads More Dangerous Than Highways

December 10, 2009 by Mark Siesel

According to a New York State Department of Transportation (NYSDOT) study conducted over the last several years, local roadways in Westchester County are much more dangerous than highways such as I-287 or I-95. The study looked at Westchester County fatal accidents, serious car crashes, and accidents per million miles traveled.

Route 1, which stretches from Pelham to Port Chester, is statistically the most dangerous road in Westchester County, with 9.65 accidents per million miles traveled (mmt). In second place as the road where motorists are most likely to be involved in a motor vehicle accident is Route 100B, between Dobbs Ferry and Greenburgh, with 8.65 accidents per mmt. Third most common was Route 119, from White Plains to Tarrytown, with 8.05 accidents per mmt.

Conversely, there were only 1.71 accidents per mmt on I-287 and 1.40 on I-95. The average on the Cross County Parkway was 2.65; Bronx River Parkway averaged 2.63 per mmt; the Hutchinson River Parkway was 1.61, and the Sprain Brook Parkway averaged 1.16 accidents per mmt. The safest road, (ironically concerning the speeds that drivers average on this highway), is I-684 with 0.83 accidents per mmt. This can probably be explained by the fact that 684 is a straight, wide and relatively level highway. The most dangerous small stretch of road in Westchester? The section of Route 9D near the Bear Mountain Bridge, with 13.4 accidents per mmt.

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