Victoria Intersection

We all have a least favourite intersection to turn left on, whether we admit it or not. 

There are several intersections throughout Greater Victoria, as well as southern Vancouver Island, that could certainly use some work to become safer with the implementation of an advanced turn light or one way traffic flow at a time. 

According to ICBC, based on reports from 2021, only four of the most dangerous intersections are in the Greater Victoria area. Three of those intersections are in Saanich and one is in Langford. 

The worst of the worst in Greater Victoria are:

  • Saanich – Blanshard Street/Saanich Road – 53 collisions
  • Saanich – Boleskine Road/Douglas Street and Saanich Road – 52 collisions
  • Langford – Millstream Road/Trans-Canada Highway onramp/offramp – 52 collisions
  • Saanich – McKenzie Avenue/Quadra Street – 49 collisions

Nanaimo made the list five times, including the number one spot on the list. Second on the list is in Duncan which only made the list one time.

The top three collision prone intersections on the island:

  • Nanaimo – Aulds Road/Hammond Bay Road/Island Highway – 74 collisions
  • Duncan – Trans-Canada Highway/Trunk Road – 58 collisions
  • Nanaimo – Bowen Road/E-Trail/Island Highway/Norwell Drive – 56 collisions

According to ICBC, five of the top 10 collision prone intersections involve a turning lane, ramp or access turn. 

Vancouver Island only has a five year average of approximately 6,000, which is about 14.7% of the amount of collisions that occur on the Lower Mainland. 

According to ICBC, 14 collisions on Vancouver Island in 2021 ended with a fatality and the island has a five year average of five fatalities per year due to a collision. 

Also of note, ICBC says that Vancouver Island has almost twice the amount of collisions with animals as the Lower Mainland that result in twice the number of injured victims. 

Vancouver Island’s five year average of animal collisions is 2,200 with 180 injured victims and the Lower Mainland’s average stands at 1,200 with an equally proportionate 99 injured victims. 

What is your least favourite intersection in Greater Victoria? Let us know in the comments. 


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