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AMATS Ranks 7 Stow Intersections as High Crash Zones

Take a look at the number of crashes at each of the intersections selected by AMATS.

Seven intersections in Stow are ranked as high crash areas by the Akron Metropolian Area Transportation Study, and .

Here are the statistics for the top sites in Stow, provided by AMATS from 2008 to 2010:

Local Rank Overall Rank Street Intersecting Street Average Daily Traffic Total Crashes Crash Rate Severity Index Composite Score Location 1 2 Darrow Road (S.R. 91) Graham Road 44,425 101 2.08 1.61 39.7 Stow 2 21 Graham Road Hudson Drive 24,085 80 2.14 1.40 66 Stow/Cuyahoga Falls 3 24 Fishcreek Road Graham Road 30,545 72 2.15 1.39 68.8 Stow 4 39 Fishcreek Road Stow Road 21,645 37 1.56 1.59 80.6 Stow 5 191 Kent Road (S.R. 59) Charring Cross Drive 18,585 24 1.18 1.42 159.1 Stow 6 200 Kent Road (S.R. 59) Marsh Road 18,510 23 1.13 1.43 165.4 Stow 7 263 Stow Road Call Road 10,555 12 1.04 1.33 229.1 Stow
Brian Lowdermilk August 19, 2011 at 12:37 PM
I would like to see more of the included chart, it seems to be blocked by ads on my computer. Where can I get this chart that the adds are not blocking it. This looks to be very informative. What plans do we have to address one of the most dangerous intersections in summit county? Should we have been using the money on Hudson Drive to make our other streets safer for residents? I don't even see Hudson Drive and Steels Corners or Hudson Drive and Commerce Drive on this list.
Ed Kent August 19, 2011 at 01:24 PM
It seems when an intersection is widened beyond a certain point it actually can become more dangerous as the expansive view of the surroundings causes drivers to have less centralized focus. That is a greatly used intersection which also accounts for the greater number of accidents. However, this is very informative and may help deter the unnecessary widening of the Graham/Wyoga Lake intersection. I drive through that interesection a lot and still don't understand why anyone feels it needs widened anymore than it already has been. In fact, the Graham/Wyoga Lake intersection must not have many accidents or it would have been on this chart. This is very interesting and enlightening.
Jan Hightower-Woods August 19, 2011 at 01:57 PM
I am anticipating an overall rank of #1 on the next list, hurray for us (insert sarcasm here)! Who's brilliant idea on City Council was it to grant a liquor license to "Beef O' Brady's" to operate a business at that corner?? Adding drunk drivers to that intersection is like pouring salt on an open wound...it is now worse than it ever was!
Amanda Harnocz August 19, 2011 at 02:18 PM
Hi Brian, the section covered up by the ad just states locations, which is Stow for every instance except Graham/Hudson because it is Stow and Cuyahoga Falls.
Robin Anderson August 19, 2011 at 04:12 PM
At what time of the day do all these accidents occur? I've been driving from my home to work either via Graham Rd/Darrow Rd/Stow Rd/Norton Rd or Rt 59/Darrow Rd/Stow Rd/Norton Rd for almost 9 months and have yet to see an accident at any of the intersections involved. Of course, I'm not in the traffic flow during what might be determined to be the "rush hour traffic". Perhaps a greater, more visible police presence at those intersections during specific times might help alleviate the "need for speed", eh?
David Blazina August 19, 2011 at 07:34 PM
i want to point out that the thing s all of these intersections have in common is that they are near heavily populated areas (the same drivers over & over & over) and offer "options" in that they have a turn only signal, two lanes turning at the same time, etc) which requires paying attention by all parties. I would like data on how many of these drivers were distracted at the time, phone, text, whatever. I personally like options but lacking a dedicated lane for such things we need to be paying attention...like at all other times while driving. Other factors include ( the MOST offended traffic law in existence) lane maintain when turning, using a turn signal, etc. i could go on here for ever, but i wont

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