Calls have been made for Dundee City Council to be notified of all road traffic collisions to help monitor any potential blackspots.
Currently only details of accidents which result in an injury to a pedestrian, driver or passenger are passed on to the local authority so it can ensure adequate road safety.
But councillor Craig Duncan said there are various zones across the city which see consistent minor crashes and are thought of as “problem junctions” by locals.
He highlighted the junction at Fairfield Road and Strathearn Road as one such problem section in his Broughty Ferry ward.
The junction has seen numerous minor accidents in recent years including a collision between a van and a car towing a speedboat in February this year in which there were no injuries.
He said: “The public perception of certain junctions is quite bad but the figures the council will have won’t show that if there haven’t been injuries.
“It does feel like there is possibly a missed opportunity here. If you set the bar at a certain height then you miss everything that does not quite get there.
“With data analytics coming on a lot these days, it could be a way of monitoring areas before something more serious happens. The council could be proactive and ask the emergency services to inform them about them.
“Speaking to insurance companies could be helpful too.
“I always think when there’s a will there’s a way. If we want to know about minor scrapes then we can.”
The council said road casualties have reduced significantly in recent years and highlighted £150,000 of new road safety improvement work, which will soon be carried out at several sites.
A spokesperson said: “The council is notified of any accident in the city which results in an injury to a pedestrian, vehicle driver or passenger.
“These are reported annually to the city development committee and help to inform measures to promote road safety and prevent road accidents.
“The number of people killed and injured on Dundee’s roads continues to drop and progress is being made towards a further reduction by 2020.
“In 2017, the most recent year for which statistics are available, one person was killed and 29 were seriously injured on local roads and when compared with the figures for the period 2004 to 2008 Dundee has reduced casualties by 44% against a 2020 target of 40%.
“The percentage of people seriously injured over the same period has been reduced by 49%, against a 55% reduction sought by the Scottish Government.
“No children were killed on the local road network in Dundee between the baseline years of 2004 and 2008 and 2009 to 2015.
“In September the city development committee agreed £150,000 of new road safety improvement work at more than a dozen sites in the coming year and on-going accident investigations may identify additional locations.”