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What Are Suwanee's Most Dangerous Intersections for 2012?

Peachtree Industrial Boulevard and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road still have more problem areas than any other streets.

Recent data from Suwanee Police show that the city's most troublesome intersections have a familiar look.

For 2012 year to date, the city's five most dangerous intersections were:

  • Peachtree Industrial Boulevard/McGinnis Ferry Road;
  • Peachtree Industrial Boulevard/Suwanee Dam Road;
  • Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road/Satellite Boulevard;
  • Peachtree Industrial Boulevard/Moore Road;
  • I-85 South exit ramp/Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road.

PIB at McGinnis Ferry regularly shows up on police "hot sheets" as being the one with the most accidents and traffic violations.

Suwanee Police use the traffic data to deploy their patrol vehicles.

-- What are your suggestions for traffic safety in Suwanee? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

For all of 2012, the most common violation at all the problem intersections was following too closely, police noted. Also, turning and yielding the right of way was a problem.

Police figures show that accidents through October 2012 were up 9.4 percent (964 to 881) from the same period in 2011.

One intersection missing from the top 5 was . Police Chief Mike Jones noted that this intersection was accident-free from January 2011 until November 2012, when two accidents occurred.

Because of the recent fatality, which has stirred the sentiment of residents in the area, Suwanee Police plan to hold a traffic-safety checkpoint as reinforcement for motorists to "abide by the law."

The police investigation into that fatal head-on crash has not been completed. Initial reports say that one vehicle crossed the center line at a break in the median and collided with the other. This intersection does not have a traffic light, and also sits at the crest of a hill, which limits visibility.

See also:

  • Suwanee Traffic Safety: What Needs To Be Done?

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William Combs December 12, 2012 at 03:43 PM
I think we all know why PIB is such a dangerous road - speed. A limit of 55 is much too high with all the people turning into and out of PIB at McGinnis Ferry, Moore Road and Suwanee-Dam Road. McGinnis Ferry toward John's Creek has much less traffic but a limit of 45. The speed limits on the two roads should be reversed.
Frank Ferrer December 12, 2012 at 04:53 PM
Street Lights at the I85 interchange would be a novel thought!
Terry Jordan December 12, 2012 at 05:09 PM
Although the accident count at the intersection of Scales and McGinnis Ferry is low at this point, the residents of the subdivisions on either side of this intersection are well aware of the danger there. With the increased traffic on McGinnis since that project was completed it has become a very dangerous situation, especially when you are trying to turn left from Scales onto McGinnis coming from either direction. During either rush hour (hours) in the morning or afternoon and anytime at night, making that left turn has become a very dangerous move. Hopefully the City/County officials that make these decision will listen to the requests from the public and install a light. Do we really want to wait until we have enough accidents?
Ross Crawford December 13, 2012 at 12:29 AM
One simple change would make a drastic difference in these intersections. Change the traffic lights to two separate lights. One for drivers not turning, and the second light the kind with just the green or red turn arrows. Can't tell you how many times I've come up on accidents at the Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road/Satellite Boulevard intersection where drivers thought they could turn in front of oncoming traffic and got broadsided. That's because the turn arrow only lasts about 20 seconds and then they have the green light. A red or green turn arrow would stop this. Still won't stop those that run the light, but would be a huge help.

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