If you’re driving along Best Street in Devonport or Mount Street in Burnie, you’re statistically, more likely to have a crash than any other suburban street on the North-West Coast, according to data revealed by the RACT.
Of the two crash hotspots, Best Street has the dubious honour of the location where the highest number of crashes involving insurance claims were recorded by RACT Insurance, which has ranked Mount Street in Burnie second-worst.
William Street in Devonport, one of the city’s busiest arterial roads, came in with the third-highest number of crashes, followed by North Terrace in Burnie, and Port Sorell Main Road rounding out the top five.
However, the Department of State Growth, which keep official crash statistics say the RACT only relate to insurance claims and don’t document the severity of crashes or injuries received.
The RACT also revealed insurance data from crashes on the Bass Highway, with the stretch near Latrobe rated as the worst.
One fatality and several serious crashes have occurred on the highway near Latrobe in recent months, promoting Latrobe Mayor Peter Freshney to call for improvements.