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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Health and Safety News

    One of the most dangerous road sections in Scotland identified

    By David Brown on November 19, 2014

    A recent report released by the Road Safety Foundation has highlighted which roads across the UK are the most dangerous ones to drive on. One of these is in Scotland and comes in as the third most dangerous road in the entire country.

    The road is one that connects Mearns with Angus and the offending stretch is around eight miles long. This runs between Montrose and Drumlithie and it includes a junction that has already been highlighted as incredibly dangerous by campaigners.

    One campaigner, Jill Fotheringham, has been campaigning for improvements to be made to this junction for the past decade, yet nothing has been done to reduce the number of accidents that occur there.

    Even though most people do take care on the roads, there are instances where impatience means a driver will pull out of a junction when there is insufficient time to do so. It is believed this could be the reason why the junction mentioned above is such a black spot for accidents. Nigel Don MSP has requested a meeting between the relevant councils, Nestrans and Transport Scotland regarding the issue.

    Why are some roads more dangerous than others?

    The safety of a particular road depends on numerous different factors. The lie of the land, the nature of the road itself, road markings and the speed people drive at can all play a role. The amount of traffic on a stretch of road can also make a difference, especially if the traffic controls are potentially below-standard.

    It is only by monitoring the number of accidents occurring in different places that we can determine how safe – or not – particular roads are. This process has highlighted the work that needs to be done in some parts of the country.

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