Intersection Safety

The Top 3 causes of these crashes are:

  1. Failure to yield the right of way
  2. Driving without due care and attention
  3. Ignoring traffic signals

Avoid these crashes by using caution and following these tips:

  • Always check the traffic light ahead.  Go through a yellow light only if it is unsafe to stop.
  • Leave about one car length between your vehicle and the vehicle ahead when stopping at an intersection.
  • When the light turns green always check the intersection before you move forward.


There are three main types of intersection crashes: