One of the most terrifying, if not inevitable, aspects of driving is that, each and every time you get behind the wheel, you are dependent on the competence and vigilance of others, as well as yourself, to stay safe and avoid traffic accidents.
Road traffic accidents in Leicestershire: The five worst roads
Wherever you are driving, riding or cycling, the threat of an incident on the road is never too far away. In and around Leicestershire, particular attention ought to be paid to the following stretches of tarmac.
- Soar Valley Way Lutterworth Road junction, South Leicester
A combination of motorists giving in to temptation and jumping the lights at one end and drivers failing to decelerate in time at the other saw 24 traffic accidents and 35 road accident injuries between 2010 and 2013. Improvements have been vowed.
- Narborough Road Braunstone Lane East junction, Braunstone town
The same time period saw 22 traffic collisions, resulting in 35 road traffic casualties, occur on this particular stretch.
- Narborough Road Fosse Park Avenue junction
Statistically the most dangerous junction in the entire county, this meeting of roads in the shadow of Asda supermarket saw 29 drivers and passengers injured in 22 traffic collisions between 2010 and 2013. Of these incidents, two caused serious road accident injuries.
- The M1
With a virtually constant heavy flow of traffic, usually containing thousands of impatient commuters, accidents on the M1 are an all-too-common occurrence. Given the speed of travel, these types of vehicle collisions tend to have serious consequences.
- The A6
Though this particular road only becomes really dangerous in terms of its physical make-up much further north as it nears Carlisle, it’s another heavily used commuter route where accidents can, and do, occur.
Part of the problem with commutes is that people travel them so often, and have done so for so long, that they almost become complacent with the journey and slip into a state of auto-pilot. This dulls reaction times and means drivers cannot adapt to developing situations until it is too late.
Wherever you suffer an accident on the road, remember that you may well be due some traffic accident compensation. Accident Advice Helpline are a law firm with over 15 years’ experience in dealing with injury claims arising from accidents at work, in public, on the roads or elsewhere. Give our legal team a call today.
Date Published: May 1, 2014
Author: David Brown