Every road in the UK carries a risk of road traffic accidents; however, some spots are more dangerous than others. Department of Transport statistics show that there were 1,775 deaths on UK roads in 2014, but which stretch is the most dangerous accident spot in the UK?
What is the most dangerous accident spot in the UK?
Statistically, the most dangerous accident spot in the UK is the A18 stretch between Laceby and Ludborough. Research by the Road Safety Foundation revealed that the 10-mile expanse in Lincolnshire was officially the most dangerous in the UK. Between 2011 and 2013, there were 17 serious crashes, some of which resulted in fatalities, on this windy stretch of rural road. The Road Safety Foundation report claimed that car accidents were common on this particular road because the route is very narrow, the roads meander round and visibility can be poor.
Common causes of road accidents
The most common causes of UK road accidents include:
- poor visibility and adverse weather conditions
- poor judgement
- drink driving
If you are driving, take regular breaks, keep your eyes on the road, avoid drinking alcohol and pay attention to hazards around you; always stick to the speed limit, slow down if the weather is bad and avoid travelling if driving conditions become dangerous.
Can I claim compensation for a car accident?
If you’ve been involved in a car crash in a dangerous accident spot in the UK and you were not to blame, Accident Advice Helpline could help you to claim road accident compensation. Compensation is a financial payout which is awarded to people who have sustained injuries or developed an illness through no fault of their own. Personal injury compensation may be granted following a collision on the road, a work accident or a public place slip or trip, for example. The compensation you receive could help with medical and rehabilitation costs or provide a nest egg in the event that you have to take time off work.
If order to claim car crash compensation, you must be able to prove that you were not to blame for the incident, which must have happened in the last 3 years. If you have evidence which shows that another driver displayed negligence, you should be entitled to no win, no fee compensation. Call Accident Advice Helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone or visit the website to complete the 30-second eligibility test.