DELRAY BEACH — By one measure, nowhere in Palm Beach front County is a motorist far more probable to get concerned in a crash than at the intersection of West Atlantic Avenue and Lyons Street in suburban Delray Seaside.
The intersection’s crash rate — the variety of wrecks for each 1 million vehicles — was considerably higher in 2020 than any other in the county.
And that’s not new.
According to data equipped by the county’s Engineering and Public Performs Division, Atlantic and Lyons has rated No. 1 in crash charges for at least five consecutive years.
The five-12 months crash rate average of 4.655 considerably outpaces the intersection of Jog Street and Forest Hill Boulevard in suburban West Palm Beach which was 2nd with a 2.921 crash level and led the county with total crashes with 84 in 2020.
The intersection’s difficulties lie with the motorists, traffic officials say
Mainly impatient and inattentive motorists, in accordance to website traffic officers. Of the 27 crashes very last year at Atlantic and Lyons, 19 ended up rear-end collisions.
A popular crash scenario will take position when a person vehicle speeds up to get by way of a prevent gentle, but operates into the back again of someone who stopped.
“However, you are going to have a p.c of drivers who are intense drivers, who are distracted,” reported Fadi Emil Nassar, supervisor of the county’s traffic engineering operations .”There’s incredibly minor you can do to stop these crashes.”
Robert Leute wrote on Facebook’s Delray Raw site that he is lived in the spot for seven decades, and Lyons and Atlantic “is a mess.”
“Way too a lot of people today are impatient or just not paying out consideration to the targeted traffic light-weight or the sample of site visitors,” Leute posted. “As much more houses are designed it is only going to get even worse.”
Four Atlantic Avenue intersections make Palm Seaside County’s prime 10
4 Atlantic Avenue intersections – starting east at Northeast Sixth Avenue and heading west to Congress Avenue and to Jog and Lyons roads – were every in the county’s leading 10 for crash charges.
Atlantic and Congress also rated seventh in all round crashes with 70.
“There are (men and women) driving on Atlantic who consider they are NASCAR motorists and look for to really feel they own the highway!” Scott Daniels wrote on a thread concerning traffic on Atlantic Avenue. “It’s a extremely uncomfortable predicament.”
Wrote resident Ruth Moloney: “All of Atlantic Ave to the seashores is terrible. I really like Delray but dislike the roads.”