If you're driving your motorcycle anywhere near the intersection of 14th Street and Peachtree Street in Atlanta, you might want to be extra careful.
That's the most dangerous intersection for motorcyclists in Fulton County, according to Allstate Insurance Co.
Seven of 18 fatal motorcycle crashes -- 39 percent -- in Fulton County in 2009 occurred at that intersection, according to Allstate. Georgia Department of Transportation stats show 337 motorcycle crashes in Fulton County in 2009.
Working with GDOT and using recent crash data, Allstate identified the most dangerous intersections for motorcycles. Here's a listof other intersections in Fulton and Dekalb that had multiple motorcycle crashes in 2009;
-- Barge Road and Campbelltown Roads
-- Camp Creek Parkway and Welcome All Road
-- 10th St. and Piedmont Avenue
-- Bolton Road and Marietta Road
-- Buford Highway and Peachtree Street
-- Delmar Lane and Delmoor Court
-- Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway and Eugenia Avenue
In an effort to encourage safety for motorcycle and car drivers, Allstate is installing yellow diamond-shaped caution traffic signs with the word "LOOK" and a silhouette of a motorcycle.
Here are more interesting stats:
-- Most of the motorcycle crashes occurred in August.
-- Most occurred on a Saturday.
-- Most occurred between 5 and 7 p.m.
Atlanta is one of 25 cities across the country where Allstate will place the caution signs in 2011 as part of its "Once is Never Enough" campaign.
Support real journalism. Support local journalism. Subscribe to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution today. See offers.
Your subscription to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution funds in-depth reporting and investigations that keep you informed. Thank you for supporting real journalism.