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The Worst Time And Place For Car Accidents In Dublin Has Been Revealed

By Sarah

May 14, 2017 at 11:35am

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Ireland's most well-known motorway, the M50 in Dublin, has been revealed as the location of the most car accidents in the county.

In the past four years it has been the scene of almost 2,000 vehicle collisions,and suffers from eight hours of rush hour traffic a day - 7-10am, and 3-8pm. Yikes.

According to figures released to TheJournal.ie collisions on the motorway happen more than once per day.

These stats don't even include other incidents on the 46-kilometre stretch of the M50, like cars running out of petrol or getting a flat tyre.

So far in 2017, a huge 183 accidents have been recorded on the M50. 

Most dangerous junctions 

The Inchicore/Red Cow roundabout exit (junction 9) is where the majority of accidents since 2013 has happened, with a total of 267 accidents (13%).

The four other worst areas along the motorway are: Junction 7 (Palmerstown/Galway with 255), Junction 6 (Blanchardstown/M3 with 224), Junction 3 (Dublin Airport/M1 with 197), and Junction 5 (Finglas/Ashbourne with 168).

Worst times 

The most dangerous times to drive on the M50 are at rush hour between 5-7pm, and at 8-10am in the morning.

The worst day and time for accidents has been revealed as Wednesday at 6pm, with 76 collisions.

As for the worst day overall, Thursday has seen 365 accidents in four years, making it the most dangerous day of the week.

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