The Road Safety Foundation has been amassing accident statistics for all roads across the entire country. As a consequence it has discovered which roads are the most dangerous ones in England, Scotland and Wales. As far as Wales is concerned the most dangerous of all its roads is a section of the A44, the so-called national route. The stretch highlighted as being the most dangerous road in Wales is the section between Aberystwyth and Llangurig.
In addition the research done by the Foundation has revealed that the network of trunk roads across Wales is the most dangerous among all the A roads that are available throughout the UK. This road alone saw 27 crashes occur between the years 2010 and 2012. Alongside the A44 there was another section of road on the A40 in the southern reaches of Wales that was also highlighted as being very dangerous. Many other A-roads across the country were highlighted as being dangerous, listed as ‘medium to high risk roads’.
It is thought that low-cost solutions to dangerous stretches of roads, along with regular maintenance, helps to reduce the odds of accidents occurring by a significant margin.
Why is this road particularly dangerous?
It is not always easy to determine why a particular road is dangerous. It is however known that rural roads can see more accidents (and more serious ones at that) when compared with motorways. People tend to think motorways can be more dangerous but actually this isn’t always the case. Rural roads present many more hazards, some of which would rarely be seen on a motorway. Clearly anything that can be done to determine why a road is dangerous and how to resolve it and reduce accident figures is going to be a good move.
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Date Published: November 19, 2014
Author: David Brown