Edinburgh is, without doubt, one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. Historic architecture and a thriving, vibrant cultural scene combine to make a heady mix of excitement and splendour.
It’s little wonder, then, that sometimes motorists struggle to concentrate on the road, causing a number of road traffic accidents. These are the 5 most dangerous roads in Edinburgh.
Top 5 Most dangerous roads in Edinburgh
Never mind Edinburgh, this perilous trail is one of the most dangerous roads in all of Scotland. Reaching heights of over 1000 feet above sea level, closures due to snow and adverse weather conditions are commonplace while the wind is a constant menace. Many car crash claims originate from this road.
2. City Bypass
This are plenty of retail outlets and eateries close by to this road. With the outlets’ car park often already full, others have taken to parking at Hermiston Gait with this specific suburb commonly associated with road traffic accidents.
3. Ferry Road
Edinburgh has a reputation as a cycle-friendly city and that may well be the case, just not on Ferry Road. The road is the scene of numerous cycling accidents, it reached a nadir in 2009 with a hit and run incident that left the victim needing plastic surgery for facial injuries suffered as a result. Untraced driver claims have a reputation for being difficult, but one quick phone call to the experts can set you on the way to the compensation you deserve.
4. Princes Street
Not that dangerous in itself, but locals frequently complain about the sheer volume of roadwork’s deemed necessary in what is already an extremely busy city centre. Delayed journeys cause frustration, frustration causes dangerous driving, dangerous driving causes road traffic accidents.
5. Lothian Road
This is one for fans of irony. Back in 2012, an ambulance carrying a patient crashed into a mini. The motorist and original patient where taken to hospital in two new ambulances while the paramedics underwent precautionary checks at the scene. The mini driver suffered whiplash and may well have looked for some compensation.
Car crashes and accidents can be deeply unsettling. These are the top 5 most dangerous roads in Edinburgh, but there are many others so it is important to always be aware when on the road.
Fortunately, Accident Advice Helpline is there to assist your claim every step of the way on a no-win, no-fee* basis.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown