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Australia's most dangerous roads revealed

9News.com.au logo 9News.com.au 3/10/2018 Sean Davidson

The most dangerous roads in Australia have been revealed.

Taking out the top spot on AAMI's annual crash index this year is Plenty Road in Bundoora, in Melbourne's north.

The insurance company's data, compiled between August 1 last year and July 31 this year, found the most crashes in Australia happen on Plenty Road.

a sign on the side of a road: The most dangerous roads in Australia have been revealed, with new statistics naming the crash hotspots around the country. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The most dangerous roads in Australia have been revealed, with new statistics naming the crash hotspots around the country. "This is a busy stretch of road with multiple lanes of traffic travelling in both directions," AAMI spokeswoman Ashleigh Paterson said.

"It's a key thoroughfare for commuters in and out of the CBD, it has a number of entry and exit points. That in addition to having a tram line running through the middle makes it a busy and congested stretch of road."

Meanwhile, in Brisbane, Gympie Road in Chermside was named as Queensland's worst road.

a close up of a map: Gympie Road took out the dreaded top spot for Brisbane. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Gympie Road took out the dreaded top spot for Brisbane.

According to the data, the 4.2km stretch of road through Chermside and Aspley, has seen a "significant" increase in crashes.

Gympie Road has appeared in the top five worst roads for several years.

The busy Hume Highway in Sydney's west was named as New South Wales' worst.

a close up of a map: The busy Hume Highway is Sydney's most dangerous road. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd The busy Hume Highway is Sydney's most dangerous road.

In Adelaide, The Parade in Norwood took out the dreaded top spot.

While in Perth, the Albany Highway at Cannington topped the list.

"When we analysis the data, there were a number of commonalities between the roads," Ms Paterson said.

a close up of a map: In Perth, the Albany Highway at Cannington topped the list. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd In Perth, the Albany Highway at Cannington topped the list. "This includes congestion during peak hours, multiple lanes and traffic travelling in both directions and entry and exit points.

"Driver distractions continues to be a leading cause of accidents on our roads.

"Concentration is key, we strongly urge motorists to avoid distractions, keep to the speed limit and keep enough room between you and the car in front.

"Just be patient."

a car parked in a parking lot: Plenty Road in Melbourne has been revealed as Australia's most dangerous road. © Provided by Nine Digital Pty Ltd Plenty Road in Melbourne has been revealed as Australia's most dangerous road. Adelaide's top 10

The Parade, Norwood

Marion Road, Marion

Bridge Road, Para Hills

Brighton Road, Brighton

North East Road, Modbury

North Terrace, Adelaide

Main North Road, Elizabeth 

West Terrace, Adelaide

South Road, Edwardstown

Port Road, Hindmarsh 

Melbourne's top 10

Plenty Road, Bundoora

Doncaster Road, Doncaster

Springvale Road, Glen Waverley

Burwood Highway, Ferntree Gully

Stud Road, Rowville

Springvale Road, Springvale

Chadstone Stopping Centre, Chadstone

Springvale Road, Nunawading

Bell Street, Coburg

Wellington Road, Rowville

Perth's top 10

Albany Highway, Cannington

Great Eastern Highway, Midland

Garden City, Booragoon

Ranford Road, Canning Vale

Joondalup Drive, Joondalup

Nicholson Road, Canning Vale

Kwinana Freeway, South Perth

Mitchell Freeway, Perth

Canning Highway, Applecross

Wanneroo Road, Wanneroo

Sydney's top 10

Hume Highway, Liverpool

Pennant Hills Road, Pennant Hills

M4 Motorway, Parramatta 

Pacific Highway, Chatswood

Stacey Street, Bankstown

Victoria Road, West Ryde

Pennant Hills Road, Carlingford 

Epping Road, North Ryde

Pacific Highway, Turramurra 

Windsor Road, Baulkham Hills

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