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MOST TREACHEROUS INTERSECTION (PINELLAS): U.S. 19 and Gulf To Bay Boulevard

It’s no wonder that nearly half of all accidents in Pinellas County occur on U.S. 19. Consider the quick changes in speed limits, narrow lanes, difficult access to businesses and constant construction, not to mention numerous red-light runners and the hordes of rush-hour-crazed drivers. All of those factors come crashing together when U.S. 19 bisects Gulf to Bay Boulevard. Last year, according to Pinellas County’s traffic department, 111 cars crashed in the intersection, mostly resulting in rear-end fender benders.