The Home Counties in England are, on the whole, picturesque, peaceful and packed with beautiful countryside. However, no matter how idyllic the surroundings, accidents and injuries can, and do, happen. In an area where so many people commute to work by car, it is of little surprise to learn that accidents on the road can be a serious problem in Buckinghamshire.
Where do road traffic accidents in Buckinghamshire most commonly occur?
Of course, some roads are substantially more perilous than others. The following five stretches of tarmac in Buckinghamshire require particularly close care and attention in order to avoid accidents on the road.
- London Road East, Amersham (between Stanley Hill and Finch Road): Despite the presence of numerous houses, the speed limit on this stretch is 50 miles per hour. This has led to several accidents over the years. Between 2008 and 2011, 11 casualties, including two fatalities, were caused by road accidents.
- Mumfords Lane, junction with the A40 between Beaconsfield and Gerrards Cross: Local motorists believe that the access from the single lane track to the main road comes far too suddenly and can surprise drivers unfamiliar with the area, which in turn leads to a number of vehicle collisions occurring. As well as a lack of warning, the speed of traffic on the main road means that joining it has to be timed perfectly or crashes on the road become inevitable. Travelling the other way is equally perilous, with many motorists having to break suddenly so as not to miss the turning.
- A4010 – Princes Risborough and West West Wycombe: Motorists have complained of numerous potholes and cracks in the surface of this road which makes driving at night particularly dangerous.
- Mill Road, near Little Studdridge: Whilst the surface and layout of the road are fine, a number of the 40mph speed limit signs are obscured by trees, causing motorists to crane their necks to avoid speeding and thus risking accidents on the road.
- Kingston Hill, Stokenchurch: Another road, another dangerous number of potholes. Drivers have found themselves having to swerve dangerously to prevent damage to their car, only to nearly cause vehicle collisions with oncoming drivers.
If you are injured in a car accident that wasn’t your fault, you may be due some traffic accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline is a law firm with years of experience in processing injury claims from road accidents.