June 18, 2024


The ideal Automotive

Dangerous intersections in Palm Beach County; the 20 most dangerous of 2020

Forest Hill Boulevard and Jog Road Wednesday, May 5, 2021. The intersection saw the most crashes during 2020.

Palm Beach County intersections saw a sharp decline in traffic crashes during 2020, as pandemic-related lockdowns and stay-at-home orders forced many people to spend more time indoors and off the roadways.

And for the first time in at least seven years, the highest number of crashes at a single intersection didn’t occur at Okeechobee Boulevard and Military Trail in suburban West Palm Beach, statistics provided by the county’s traffic engineering department show.

Finishing first was South Jog Road and Forest Hill Boulevard in Greenacres, another historically busy crossroad about 6 miles to the southwest. It saw 84 crashes, two more than Military and Okeechobee.

No Palm Beach County intersection saw 100 crashes in 2020, data shows

At least one intersection in Palm Beach County saw 100 or more crashes from 2014 through 2019, county statistics show. That streak ended in 2020, and several heavily traveled intersections saw significant declines in wrecks.

Jog and Forest Hill had exactly 100 crashes in 2019, the third-highest total in the county, and its drop to 84 marked a decrease of 16 percent in 2020.