Monday, September 23, 2019

Figures released by a Dublin-based consultancy firm have revealed that the junction of Bridge Street and Shop Street in Boyle has been ranked as the county’s worst accident blackspot. The findings were revealed this week by Gamma Location Intelligence who mapped data collection on the number of road collsions thoughout the county, based on information compiled by Transport Infrastructure Ireland (TII) as received from Gardaí. While there were only three accidents in that period on that road segment, the ranking takes into account traffic volumes. The road segment in Boyle ranked 39th highest out of 5,520 road segments nationwide. These findings were based on the collision rate, which is determined by the number of road accidents (injury collisions) per 100 million vehicle kilometres. A vehicle kilometre is based on the number of vehicles using the road segment and its length. This data is restricted to motorway and national roads only. Director of location Intelligence with Gamma, Richard Garry told the Roscommon Herald that the information was based on the number of accidents compared to other road segments across the county. “We take into the data and map it, which helps create insights to planners when assessing road issues,” he said. The company also provides location-based insights to insurance companies shows roads with the highest collision rates which are determined by the number of road accidents (injury collisions) per 100 million vehicle kilometres. Collisions are limited to those that resulted in an injury on major roads from regional to motorway.

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