NSW’s most car accident injury-prone roads

Date: Mar 12, 2014

Every time you get behind the wheel, you run the risk of getting a car accident injury.

However, some roads in New South Wales are more likely to leave you with car accident injuries than others, according to the National Roads and Motorists Association (NRMA).

A few years ago, the NRMA conducted a survey to discover which sections of roads people felt were the most deadly in the state.

A total of 9,000 people took part in the "Red Flag" survey, and the results are as follows.

In first place is the Pacific Highway between Coffs Harbour and Macksville. This major transport route is 960 kilometres in length and connects Sydney, New South Wales, to Brisbane, Queensland. It's notoriously dangerous and has been the focus of many infrastructure projects over the years.

At the moment, the New South Wales government is funding the Pacific Highway Upgrade project, which will see sections of the road upgraded and a number of safety improvements made along its length.

The goal of this massive undertaking is to not only make the Pacific Highway safer, but also improve travel times and provide road users with a "consistent and reliable" means of getting from A to B.

In second place is the Princes Highway between Berry and Batemans Bay. This major road passes through New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, and covers a distance of approximately 1,900 kilometres.

A number of fatalities and hundreds of car accident injuries occur on the Princes Highway every year, and – like the Pacific Highway – it has also received many upgrades to make it safer. There has been constant construction work on the Princes Highway for the past decade.

The section of the Princes Highway between Kinghorne Street and Forest Road at South Nowra is currently being fixed up to the tune of $62 million.

According to responses the NRMA received to its survey, New South Wales' third most dangerous section of road is the M5 Motorway at the King Georges Road intersection. In fourth place is the Pennant Hills Road between the M2 and F3, and in fifth place is M4 Motorway where the toll gates used to be at Auburn.

Interestingly, reveals the Daily Telegraph, six of the 10 deadliest roads in New South Wales can be found in Sydney.

So, if you're driving around the city, you may want to avoid these areas! 

If you are involved in a car accident an sustain a whiplash injury, get in touch with car accident lawyers in New South Wales today. You could be eligible for injury compensation.

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