Most of us are aware that some roads see a higher number of accidents than others. There can be a variety of reasons why this is the case. However recent studies have identified the most dangerous road in Yorkshire.
It is a section of road that runs between Wakefield and Leeds. The A61 that leads off the M1’s junction 44 and heads towards Wakefield has been identified as the road in question. The findings come from assessing the number of fatal accidents, not to mention those that are serious in nature and have led to serious injuries being sustained by those involved. This information is then compared with the volume of traffic using the road each day to arrive at the determination of the most dangerous road in Yorkshire.
The length of road involved runs for 6.4 miles and in the years between 2010 and 2012 about 24 accidents per annum took place on that stretch. Over half of these saw the involvement of pedestrians or cyclists. Clearly this is a figure the people of Yorkshire will want to see drop, since the danger posed by certain sections of road – and not just those experiencing heavy traffic either – poses a danger to life as well.
Is it common for some roads to be more dangerous than others?
When the statistics on road accidents are brought together and assessed for the whole country, it is very common to find that some roads are the scene of a higher number of accidents than others. This does not always mean fatal accidents or those that lead to serious injuries. However even when injuries are relatively minor it is important to take whatever steps are necessary to make those black spots safer than they are at present. If we can do this there could be fewer accidents in the future as a result.
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