More drivers means more crashes.

It's a good thing that Colorado is among the country's healthiest states, because all this crowding seems to be causing a sharp rise in blood pressure. Ask anybody about the cost of rent (we know it's abhorrent) or driving to the mountains on a Friday evening and you're bound to hear combinations of swear words so creative you wish you thought of them. Everyone in the Denver area just seems to be a little uneasy -- at least it seems that way when you're driving around -- yet all this vehicular self-expression of anger is only causing the jams to get worse. After all, Colorado was ranked 8th in the USA as having the worst drivers, and according to the Colorado State Patrol, road rage is on the rise. So what does that translate to? Well, it probably comes as no surprise that distracted driving, an increase in road rage calls, and more cars on the road all lead to more accidents. With that said, we want to let you in on some of the most dangerous intersections in Denver.
From January 1 to March 5, the stats read as follows:

I-25 & 6th Avenue: 60 accidents

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I-70 & I-25: 35 accidents

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I-25 & 20th Street: 30 accidents

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I-70 & Havana: 29 accidents

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I-25 & Santa Fe: 28 accidents

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I-70 & Peoria: 26 accidents

[caption id="attachment_19348" align="aligncenter" width="469"]accidents photo: google maps[/caption] What are your thoughts, Denver? Where do you notice tension on Denver roads? Let us know in the comments below!

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