Australia's accident hotspots revealed

Driving through these areas? Keep an eye out for accidents.
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National insurer AAMI has revealed the results of its 2018 Crash Index, which lists the ten most common car accident locations in each capital city.

The data was collected through analysis of motor accident insurance claims across the country from 1 of August 2017 to 31 July 2018.

AAMI spokesperson, Ashleigh Paterson, said there are a number of factors linking the locations.

“All of the top hotspots across Australia share commonalities in that there is a high volume of vehicles entering and exiting at multiple intersections, frequent stopping and starting, and constantly changing driver conditions,” Paterson said.

“When combined, this creates plenty of opportunities for small misjudgements and lapses in concentration which can lead to serious collisions,” Paterson continued.

“Concentration is key, so we are urging all drivers to be mindful of safe driving behaviours when travelling on our roads, especially when they find themselves in one of these accident-prone areas.”

The results for each city are listed below, along with any changes from the results of last year’s Index.

Melbourne rankRoadSuburb2017 RankChange
1Plenty RoadBundoora2+1
2Doncaster RoadDoncaster6+4
3Springvale RoadGlen Waverley1-2
4Burwood HighwayFerntree Gully-New
5Stud RoadRowville9+4
Sydney rankRoadSuburb2017 RankChange
1Hume HighwayLiverpool4+3
2Pennant Hills RoadPennant Hills1-1
3M4 MotorwayParramatta11+8
4Pacific HighwayChatswood5+1
5Stacey StreetBankstown14+9
Brisbane rankRoadSuburb2017 RankChange
1Gympie RoadChermside3+2
2Gympie RoadAspley5+3
3Indooroopilly Shopping CentreIndooroopilly-New
4Mains RoadSunnybank2-2
5Logan RoadMount Gravatt4-1
Perth rankRoadSuburb2017 RankChange
1Albany HighwayCannington1-
2Great Eastern HighwayMidland3+1
3Garden CityBooragoon6+3
4Ranford RoadCanning Vale5+1
5Joondalup DriveJoondalup4-1
Adelaide rankRoadSuburb2017 RankChange
1The ParadeNorwood1-
2Marion RoadMarion-New
3Bridge RoadPara Hills-New
4Brighton RoadBrighton-new
5North East RoadModbury-new
Hobart rankRoadSuburb2017 RankChange
1Argyle StreetHobart2+1
=1Sandy Bay RoadSandy Bay1-
3Macquarie StreetHobart3-
4Brooker HighwayHobart4-
5Davey StreetHobart5-

Any surprises among the data for you?