BC and Canada's Most Dangerous Highways
When planning a trip, be it a holiday or a long haul, the journey is just as important as the destination - especially when considering the condition and saftey of the roads and highways you plan on traveling. According to the Canadian Automobile Association, whether it's congested traffic, poor design, potholes, or unmaintained pavement, many of Canada's highways are need of some serious work or redesign.
Three highways in the province of BC made the CAA's top 10 most dangerous highways in Canada:
1. Trans-Canada Highway between Yoho National Park and Golden in B.C.: This busy stretch of road is surrounded by wilderness and wildlife making it a lethal mix for drivers. With more than 10,000 vehicles per day travelling in this area, the number of accidents and fatalities has reportedly skyrocketed.
2. Trans-Canada Highway between Rogers Pass and Sicamous in B.C.: The heavy transport traffic mixed with year-round travellers has made this one of the most fatal stretches of road in the country.
3. Trans-Canada Highway near Banff and the B.C./Alberta border: Two lane traffic throughout much of this stretch has reportedly earned it a title of one of the most dangerous stretches of road. The area is reportedly an area of frequent head-on collisions and wildlife fatalities.
For a complete list of Canada's most dangerous highways, please see 10 Most Dangerous Roads in Canada by John LeBlanc, MSN Autos (June 2012).
Tia Chisholm, HUB International TRANSPORTATION
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