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road traffic accidentsA survey carried out by the Road Safety Foundation and EuroRAP has revealed some of the most dangerous roads in the UK.

The study looked at 28,000 miles of motorways and A roads in Britain that did not form part of significant urban regions. The roads in the study make up 11 per cent of the UK’s road network but they bear 56 % of all traffic.

A map was produced following the survey which colour codes the roads in terms of risk factor. The most dangerous are black, red represents a medium risk and green is the safest category.

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Roads With Most Road Accident Risk

A seven mile stretch of road on the A537 from Macclesfield to Buxton was acknowledged in the survey as the most dangerous in the country with 44 fatal accidents in four years.

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Other roads also highlighted as dangerous are the M65 in Nelson, Lancashire and the A5012 between the East Midlands and Pikehall junctions.

Road Accident Statistics

Some of the key figures revealed from the report are highlighted below:

  • Single carriageway A roads are most prone to accidents
  • You are seven times more likely to have a crash on an A road than a motorway
  • Single carriage way travelling is three times more risky than on a dual carriageway
  • Motorcyclists contribute to 1% of the traffic yet 21% of fatal and serious accidents involve bikes
  • Motorways and dual carriage ways have seen the biggest reductions in fatal and serious road accidents
  • Almost one quarter of fatal accidents involved cyclists or pedestrians
  • The most common kind of area where fatal accidents occur are at junctions

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