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By The Skanner News
Published: 02 February 2020

San Francisco, CA – A traffic safety hotspot in Portland made the  national rankings of the top ten least safe places for drivers in 2019.

The non-profit group Go Safe Labs’ has released a new comprehensive study that found 124 accidents last year at I-205 Glenn L. Jackson Memorial Bridge over the Columbia River – coming in eighth on the list of leading roadway trouble spots in the United States. 

“In 2020 we wanted to start the new year by reviewing what we learned from the past year. We thought with a little more traffic safety data we can hopefully know a little more about the safest places to drive,” said Kevin Pomplun, Chairman of Go Safe Labs.

“We were surprised by all the enthusiasm for our last report. It was great and humbling. And now we hope these new findings on 2019, make some small impact on 2020 being the best year yet for all of us driving on US roads.”

Using publicly available data from local, state and federal sources, Go Safe Labs’ data science team based their findings on a review of over 1.8 million accident reports from 2018 and 2019.

With granular analysis, their experts provide the precise latitude and longitude coordinates for specific traffic locations with the highest number of accidents.

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