The stretch of the motorway where the most accidents occurred last year is the last kilometer of the A7 motorway at Zaandam Junction. This is one of the few places in the country where traffic must take a turn to keep going, with all the consequences that ensue.
Motorists en route to Amsterdam from Burmirind will find themselves taking a sharp turn to the left right after this exit. A top speed of 70 kilometers per hour applies here. Those who ignore this limit are at risk of falling into the handrail. This happened a total of 43 times in 2020. This is evident from the data received from the Accident Management Corporation in the Netherlands.
The notorious division of the A7 previously ranked high on the country’s most dangerous road sections. In 2013, 44 accidents occurred here. The road surface was refurbished in 2014, a few years later with fewer cuts. But since 2018, things have gone wrong again.
The list of dangerous sections of roads is 5 km long, as before, led by the east lane of the A16 at the Van Brainord Bridge. Here, repossession companies had to turn 98 times last year. This was 15 percent lower than it was in 2019, but in other busy road sections in the country, the decrease in the number of collisions was much greater last year. For example, the number of accidents in the adjacent road sector between Brienenoordbrug and Terbregseplein decreased by more than 30 percent, from 119 in 2019 to 81 last year. On the A10 West corridor in Amsterdam West (hectometers after 20.0-24.9 lei), the number of accidents halved, from 112 in 2019 to 55 in 2020.
A noticeable absentee from the results list for dangerous road sections this time is the northern passage of the A12 road in the Gouwe Canal (hectometers after 27.0 – 27.9 Li). The number of accidents here has reached 19, 60 percent less than in previous years. The improvement may be due to the disappearance of the traffic jams that usually occur in the evening rush hour on the lanes in the direction of Rotterdam. The lanes leading to The Hague are usually congested at the same time, so taking them into the lanes to Rotterdam requires additional skill from drivers. Decreased traffic due to the Coronavirus pandemic (temporarily) solved this problem.
Find rankings for the most dangerous highways sections on the Incident Management Netherlands Foundation website.
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