Victoria, British Columbia — An interactive map published by British Columbia’s provincial insurer delves deep into the specific intersections on Vancouver Island where the most auto collisions occur—incidentally, also giving shop owners a good idea of where to invest in advertising.
According to the Insurance Corporation of British Columbia’s data, which is as recent as April 2, Victoria’s most crash-prone intersection is the corner of Douglas and Finlayson Street, close to the city’s downtown core—hint, hint, downtown repair facilities. This particularly perilous corner has seen 244 crashes from 2017 to 2021.
Up north in Nanaimo, crash frequency was slightly higher and more prevalent in areas with highway entrances and exits. Nanaimo’s most dangerous intersection is along the Island Highway at Rutherford and Mostar Road, at 265 crashes, followed by the Nanaimo Parkway at Aulds Road, at 236 crashes.
In the more rural Port Alberni region, crash frequency was fairly evenly spread throughout the far reaches area, though the peak of crashes reached 92 in the city’s downtown core.
This data provides insights not simply for drivers to assess where the most dangerous intersections on the island are, but for repair facilities who may be looking to more directly aim the services they provide in their communities.
ICBC’s Vancouver Island crash frequency map can be found here.