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Police target collision-prone Scarborough intersections

05/10/2012 12:49 EDT | Updated 07/10/2012 05:12 EDT

Toronto police have been cracking down on unsafe driving at a handful of Scarborough intersections, where more than 450 collisions occurred last year.

Police were targeting drivers at the following five intersections on Wednesday, which have been identified as the worst in Scarborough for collisions last year:

- Kennedy Road and Sheppard Avenue East (103 collisions in 2011).

- Kennedy Road and Steeles Avenue East (94 collisions in 2011).

- McCowan Road and Sheppard Avenue East (90 collisions in 2011).

- Markham Road and Sheppard Avenue East (88 collisions in 2011).

- Morningside Avenue and Sheppard Avenue East (86 collisions in 2011).

In less than four hours, police say they caught 27 drivers using their cellphones.

Police say the intersections they targeted had the most collisions in all of 42 Division last year and they are “taking steps” to reduce those numbers.

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