Road traffic accidents are an unfortunate and unavoidable facet of modern life. The sad fact is that, no matter how careful you may be yourself, you are also reliant on the awareness and competence of others.
Whether it be inner city roads teeming with traffic or winding country lanes, the threat of being injured in a road traffic accident is ever-present. Of course, some areas are worse than others. These are the top 5 most dangerous roads in Birmingham.
Top 5 Most dangerous roads in Birmingham
1. Tyburn Road – Erdington
The numerous accident reports from this particularly perilous road come as little surprise to residents who occupy the semi-detached houses that line the pavements. Problems arise because the change in speed limit from 50 mph to 40mph is rarely adhered to as motorists speed off the Aston Expressway and fail to brake in time. Parked cars are frequently crashed into, leading to significant road accident compensation.
2. Court Oak Road to Harborne High Street
A 250 yard stretch of tarmac that includes three roundabouts, each with numerous exits, and several other turnings, so there is little surprise to learn that the Department of Transport’s statistics reveal this particular road has been the site of over 16 collisions involving cyclists since 2005.
3. Ladywood Middleway
While the road itself is relatively trouble-free, the problems start as you reach the large traffic island at the end. A total of four roads converge on the site, making it an inevitable hot-bed for road car accidents. Motorists, cyclists, and pedestrians alike need to be assertive and aware at all times or a road traffic accident claim may well follow.
4. A47 – Near Star City
A favourite location for youths, this particular road has been rendered dangerous simply because of the prevalence of so-called street racers. A campaign from the Birmingham Road Safety Partnership (BRSP) last summer saw 250 people hauled into court and driving bans totalling over 300 years were handed down.
5. Alum Rock Road
While there may be little in the way of road traffic accidents, turn your back on your car for a split second here and you’ll more than likely end up with a fine. According to the BRSP, 3,995 parking tickets were issued in a single year, averaging 11 a day.
These are the top 5 most dangerous roads in Birmingham, but there are many others, so it is imperative to always be aware.
If you think you may be due some road traffic accident compensation, call Accident Advice Helpline on their Freephone number for friendly and professional advice available 24/7.