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25/07/2021

WATCH: Is this Offaly junction the most dangerous in the country?

It joins a 100km/h main road

An Offaly Express website reader has sent us this clip taken as he attempts to pull out of a junction onto the N62 in Offaly.

Peter D'Arcy, a frequest user of the route, took the clip to highlight the danger of the junction which is located just three miles north of Birr on the N62. 

The N62 has a 100/km/h speed limit but this junction joins the road at a point where the driver's view of oncoming traffic is blocked by a land bank and the brow of a hill. 

Drivers wishing to turn right will have to cross a lane of traffic, risking collision with an oncoming car, even if that driver is travelling at the speed limit. 

Scroll back up to watch the video of the junction and the passing traffic.

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