Ask any pedestrian, cyclist or motorist who travels around London and they will tell you it’s an often hair-raising experience. The capital is, at the best of times, crowded to say the least. The potential for a serious road traffic accident lurks around every corner. Below are the top 5 most dangerous roads in London to try and avoid to minimise the chances of being injured in a road traffic accident.
1. The A3: London Bridge to Wimbledon Common
Anyone who has ever travelled along this route will not be surprised to see it claim a place in this unfortunate list. Cyclists alone account for 744 casualties in the past 10 years. With three lanes of fast moving traffic with numerous junctions and slip roads, it’s hardly surprising to learn that car crash claims are common following a journey on the A3.
2. Blackfriars Bridge
The junctions either side of the famous bridge are two of the most common road traffic accident sites, a nightmare for all road users. Recent government plans to increase the speed limit over the bridge itself were met with vehement protests from cyclists.
3. A501: The London Inner Ring Road
One of the most used roads in the capital, and perhaps therein lies the problem. It’s so well travelled; regular drivers can become complacent, driving in their ‘comfort zone’ before being abruptly shaken out of it with a car accident.
4. Hyde Park Corner
The problem here may well be one of distraction. One of London’s busiest areas is also one of its most aesthetically pleasing. Drivers are advised to take extra care around this busy intersection.
5. Burdett Road: East London
Following numerous and regular road traffic accidents and cycling casualties over the years, this particular stretch of tarmac has been earmarked for significant investment from Transport for London in the coming months to improve its safety.
Car crashes can be deeply unsettling. It’s important to remember, then, that you may well be due some road traffic accident compensation. If the accident was not your fault, help is at hand courtesy of the experts at Accident Advice Helpline.
With years of experience dealing with accidents on the road and subsequent claims, they know exactly what it takes to get you the compensation you are due. These are the top 5 most dangerous roads in London.
A quick call to Accident Advice Helpline Freephone line can help establish if your claim is valid and they’ll even take on untraced driver claims, all on a no win no fee** basis.
Date Published: October 18, 2013
Author: David Brown