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    Northants County Council claims high risk roads report out of date


    Northants County Council claims high risk roads report out of date

    A report on high risk roads which names the A4300 through Kettering as one of Britain’s most dangerous roads, is relying on out-of-date statistics, claims Northants County Council. The Road Safety Foundation’s high risk roads report claims that the road is the most dangerous in the East Midlands, yet it uses figures that pre-date the construction of the Geddington bypass. In recent years, numerous improvements to road safety have been made by the council, which has resulted in decreased collision rates.

    The Kettering A4300 is also listed in the top 10 most dangerous roads in the UK, after 25 crashes took place in the two year period covered by the report. In contrast, the most dangerous road in the UK, located in West Sussex, saw 39 crashes over the same two year period.

    A spokesman for the authority said, “The report has highlighted the A4300 as a ‘high risk’ route which, according to the data, experienced a significant number of collisions involving death and serious injury over the study period up to the end of 2012. However, the report is nearly two years out of date and does not now reflect the much improved collision history of three serious injuries recorded since the end of 2012. These were random in nature with no particular trend, pattern or common location that would enable our panel of experts from different organisations to identify any meaningful intervention.”

    Have you been injured on a dangerous road?

    It is important that local authorities take responsibility for accident blackspots and high-risk areas, so that measures can be put in place to prevent accidents. Being aware of these high-risk roads does not automatically mean that accidents can be prevented, but it does mean that drivers can be made aware of the increased potential for accidents to occur, and that measures such as speed cameras can be used to lower collision rates. If you’ve been injured on one of the UK’s most dangerous roads, you may be considering making a claim for compensation.

    How to claim compensation for road traffic accident injuries

    When it comes to making a claim for personal injury compensation, trust Accident Advice Helpline. With 14 years’ experience in the industry, we are highly recommended by TV personality and UK consumer champion, Esther Rantzen for our excellent standard of customer service. We are here to help, offering confidential advice with no obligation to proceed with a claim. Should you decide to go ahead, our 100% ‘no win, no fee*’ service means there are no expensive upfront fees to worry about. What do you have to lose? Call our freephone helpline on 0800 689 0500 or 0333 500 0993 from a mobile phone today.

    Source: Northamptonshire Telegraph 

    Date Published: December 6, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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