According to the EuroRAP (European Road Assessment Programme) report released in October 2013, the A426 between Southam and the M6 (junction one) at Rugby is by far the most dangerous of all West Midlands roads.
Road traffic accidents on the A426
During the period covered by the assessment leading to this report (2007 to 2011), this road was apparently the scene of 38 serious and fatal car accidents. A total of 24 per cent of these motoring accidents involved pedestrians, 26 per cent involved vehicles running off the road, and 35 per cent happened at junctions. Five per cent of the accidents involving vehicles were head-on collisions, while three per cent consisted of rear-end shunts.
Risk of traffic accidents in the West Midlands
Strangely enough, the ‘Risk Rating Map‘ by the Road Safety Foundation lists this road as having only a low to medium risk of vehicle accidents. According to this map, the most dangerous road in this region appears to be a stretch of road between the A49 and the A449 south of Hereford. Roads listed as carrying a medium to high risk of car accidents in the West Midlands include all or parts of the:
The M5, M6, M40, M42, M50 and M54 motorways, as well as a few roads, including the A5, a stretch of the A449 near Lichfield, the A38 and the A46 near Warwick are listed as the safest roads in the region, with all other roads joining the A426 with low to medium risk ratings.
Car and motorcycle accidents
Drivers will be pleased to hear that, according to the EuroRAP report, the West Midlands as a whole is considered to have the safest roads in the UK. This, however, will be of little consolation to people who were injured in accidents on the West Midlands’ roads.
Car crash claims
If you were injured by accident on any one of Britain’s roads, you may qualify for driver or passenger injury compensation. Assessing claim eligibility and setting compensation claims into motion is made easy with Accident Advice Helpline. Visit our website to complete the 30-second test or call the free phone advice line today on 0800 689 0500 to discover how to claim for compensation. Calls are confidential and no win no fee lawyers mean claiming will cost you nothing until your compensation has been settled.
Source: Road Safety Foundation