For Immediate Release
July 9, 2001

Damian Albanese, P.Eng.
Director, Engineering and Construction
Public Works, Region of Peel
905-791-7800, Ext. 4382

Peel Staff to Review State Farm's Listing of Three Regional Intersections as the Most Dangerous in Ontario

Region of Peel staff are reviewing a report by State Farm Insurance that lists three intersections in Peel as the most dangerous in Ontario. Two intersections are under the jurisdiction of the Region of Peel, while the other is under the City of Brampton's jurisdiction.

"All intersections in the Region of Peel are designed with driver safety in mind," said Damian Albanese, Director of Engineering and Construction for the Region of Peel. "We are most interested in State Farm's analysis on the causes of the accidents at these three particular intersections so we can develop appropriate solutions."

The three intersections listed by State Farm are:

The Engineering and Construction Division at the Region monitors road conditions and undertakes ongoing reviews of road operations, annual traffic counts and annual collision analysis to ensure Regional Roads meet all road and safety standards. The Region also compiles statistics and data on traffic accidents in conjunction with the Peel Regional Police and the Ontario Provincial Police.

Last year, State Farm identified Steeles Ave. and Hurontario St. as the most dangerous intersection. Since then, the Region of Peel made changes to the intersection to improve safety, which included adding protected left turn signals. State Farm contributed $20,000 towards the evaluation of this intersection to identify the improvements that were needed. This year, as a result of the improvements this intersection does not does not appear on State Farms 2001 list.

"We look forward to continue working with State Farm to help improve intersection safety and to educate drivers about the importance of following the rules of the road." said Emil Kolb, Regional Chair.


Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595 , e-mail

| Home | News ReleasesCorporate Overview | Regional Departments |
Regional Council | Maps | Search |