The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is one of the most congested and dangerous crossing in Hampton Roads, Virginia.
The bridge-tunnel links Norfolk with Hampton and is the busiest crossing between the Southside and the Virginia Peninsula.
In this video, my colleague Bill O’Mara talks about the dangers of the HRBT, a route that sees massive levels of congestion at peak times as well as during the summer.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has made a number of videos to raise awareness of the most dangerous roads and intersections in Hampton Roads.
“The reason why it’s so dangerous on the roadway, it simply the sheer volume of the traffic going through,” Bill says.
In the video he warns driver not to tailgate, a significant cause of rear-end accidents.
Congestion can lead to frustration and road rage. The Hampton Roads Bridge-Tunnel is no stranger to such incidents.
Recently, the Virginian-Pilot highlighted the high levels of congestion on the HRBT. The Pilot article stated in July, 2013 in excess of 4.76 million vehicles crossed the HRBT and the Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel, as increase of more than 21,000 compared with the same time last year.
The other congested tunnels in Hampton Roads are those linking Norfolk to Portsmouth. At the Downtown and Midtown tunnels, there were 3.9 million crossings in July, a rise of more than 136,000 from July 2012.
The article points to a clear link between congestion and crashes. In June there were 19 crashes at the HRBT and 13 at the Monitor-Merrimac Bridge Tunnel.
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