As a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in all areas of personal injury compensation, including road traffic accidents, Accident Advice Helpline is as committed to helping victims of road traffic collisions with their claims for compensation as we are at promoting road safety and awareness. That’s why we publish these handy guides, so that Britons can stay safe on the roads. In this article, we take a look at some of the most dangerous roads in South London.
How bad are London’s roads for car crashes?
The nation’s capital is a blackspot for road accidents. After the deaths of six cyclists in the space of 14 days, London gained a notorious reputation for being unsafe, not just for motorists, but for cyclists and pedestrians as well.
Which are the worst roads in South London?
The Elephant and Castle roundabout was recently identified as being the road which generated the highest number of complaints in South London followed by King’s Cross/York Way where a 24-year-old cyclist lost her life. Road surfaces are extremely important to maintain. A poor road surface can have a devastating effect on steering and handling and may significantly increase the risk of a road traffic accident.
Lyndhurst Way has been a source of many complaints for cyclists and motorists alike with many bemoaning the poor quality of road surface.
Shardeloes Road near Brockley was also identified as having major road surface issues including large potholes.
It is also important to note that congestion can play a significant role in the increase of road traffic accidents. Drivers in a desperate attempt to rush home may make rash decisions and increase the risk of performing a dangerous manoeuvre as well as increased incidents of road rage.
Bedford Road in Clapham has been recently identified as Britain’s most congested road with an average of 92 hours of traffic jams per week closely followed by Burntwood Lane in Wandsworth with an average of 84 hours a week of congestion.
If you’ve been the victim of a road traffic collision on London’s roads within the last three years and it wasn’t your fault, then you may be entitled to claim compensation. Contact Accident Advice Helpline today on 0800 689 0500. A friendly and professional advisor is on hand to take your call 24/7 and all claims are made on a 100 per cent no-win-no-fee* basis.
Date Published: February 12, 2014
Author: David Brown