Bray, Orlando top black spot

By KUE DAVIS

COFFS Harbour has taken out half of the spots in the NRMA's Top 10 Blackspots of the Mid North Coast.

Coffs Harbour and Port Macquarie dominated the top 10, which were released last week by the NRMA, based on their 2006/07 comprehensive claims data.

The Pacific Highway has proven itself as one of the most notorious strips of road once again, with six of the top 10 spots being at locations where traffic is moving onto or leaving the major highway.

The intersection at Bray Street/Orlando Street intersection took out number one spot, with an extraordinary 16 collisions.

The Stadium Drive/ Englands Road cross section was a close second with 12 collisions.

There were nine collisions at Combine and Albany streets, making it the third most dangerous spot in the region.

Other problem areas in Coffs Harbour include the Thompsons Road turn and the Park Avenue/Moonee Street intersection.

NRMA Insurance head of research, Robert McDonald, has urged motorists are urged to take caution, citing driver inattention, poor merging skills and tail-gating are likely causes of many accidents.



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