Road traffic accidents are an unfortunate facet of life and occur all across the UK every year, including in Scotland.
Therefore, it isn’t surprising to find that the country’s largest city, Glasgow, experiences its fair share of incidents.
Top 5 Most dangerous roads in Glasgow
Having first rose to prominence in 2007 when the Road Safety Foundation officially crowned it as Scotland’s most dangerous road, this short stretch, between Paisley and junction three of the M77, has been commonly associated with road traffic accidents ever since.
Any number of car crash claims have arisen from accidents on the road here, with car drivers, bike riders and motorcyclists all advised to take extra care.
2. Killermont Street
An unfortunately named road. In May 2013, locals complained that the road was sinking and the problems arose following the completion of works on Renfew Street which stopped short of the junction.
Now, significant cracks and potholes have appeared where the two roads and West Nile Street meet, forcing dramatic and risky evasive action. The City Council have been urged to fix the potholes pronto, before the claims for car accident compensation start pouring in.
Fortunately for locals, the stretch of the A82 that runs through Glasgow is no more problematic than most major highways. As the principle route to Fort William and Inverness, it is inevitably busy which can cause obvious complications but the problems start in earnest further along the route as it winds around Loch Lomond in a series of perilous hairpin bends.
This route runs along the south side of the city and is particularly problematic for motorcyclists. According to Road Traffic Law, two of the 10 fatal motorbike road accidents in the Glasgow area in 2011 occurred here.
Reports back in 2007 suggested that many locals were scared to use this road, such was the number of road traffic accidents occurring. Efforts to improve the safety and limit the number of car crash claims are ongoing.
These are the top 5 most dangerous roads in Glasgow, but they are by no means the only ones which can put you at risk.
If you’re involved in a car or motorbike accident on the road that wasn’t your fault, remember that you could well be due some compensation. A quick check on the claims calculator on Accident Advice Helpline’s website could establish what you are due before the experts help you get it.
They can even help you with uninsured or untraced drivers compensation, should the worst happen.
So for expert legal advice about a possible claim call Accident Advice Helpline today on: 0800 689 0500 from a landline or: 0333 500 0993 from a mobile.
Date Published: October 17, 2013
Author: David Brown