Driv­ers get a warn­ing

Southern Gazette (South Perth) - - Como -

CAN­NING high­way in Como has been rated as Perth’s fifth most likely place to have a car ac­ci­dent.

In the lat­est fig­ures re­leased by in­surer AAMI, 46 crashes oc­curred in the re­gion last year with bad driv­ing, loss of con­cen­tra­tion and care­less­ness cited as the top three rea­sons for ac­ci­dents.

Al­bany High­way at Can­ning­ton topped the list with 89 crashes, closely fol­lowed by 70 on Joon­dalup Drive, 50 on Pin­jarra Road, Man­durah and 49 on Ni­chol­son Road in Can­ning Vale.

AAMI’s Reuben Aitchi­son said high traf­fic vol­ume at ma­jor traf­fic light in­ter­sec­tions were con­tribut­ing fac­tors in ac­ci­dents and driv­ers needed to be vig­i­lant.

“Our ad­vice is sim­ple – if you find your­self driv­ing on one of th­ese ac­ci­dent-prone stretches of road or in heavy traf­fic, leave plenty of room be­tween you and the ve­hi­cle in front, con­cen­trate on your driv­ing and ex­pect the un­ex­pected from other road users,” he said.

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