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Distracted motorists are driving up a spike in tram collisions, with cars crashing into trams three times a day on average, with 20 people seriously injured last year.
Collins Street is a particular hot spot, with nearly 80 dangerous crashes there in 2018, followed by Flinders Street and Elizabeth Streets, which each saw 42 collisions.
This car was hit on Elizabeth Street.CREDIT:REDDIT/@HOPEFULPENGUIN
Motorists failing to look out for trams while turning right, performing a U-turn or merging are largely to blame for crashes rising to 1100 incidents in 2018, up from 970 the year before.
The Public Transport Minister, Yarra Trams and the Transport Department are now calling on motorists and pedestrians to look out for passing trams, with half of the top 10 most dangerous sites in the CBD.
Public Transport Minister Melissa Horne warned of a "significant increase" in the number of motorists colliding with trams, stating that collisions were occurring on the city's most congested roads.
"If you're a motorist, be aware of the tram that's next to you. They can't swerve, they can't stop easily. Also, if you're a pedestrian, do things like take your earphones out; nothing is worth a collision with a tram if you're checking a text message."
This article first appeared on www.theage.com.au
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