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    UK’s most dangerous road revealed in report


    A report has been released by the Road Safety Foundation, revealing the UK’s most dangerous road. It is a portion of the A285 in West Sussex. The most dangerous portion runs between Chichester and Petworth and is 12 miles in length. Despite various measures being taken across the country to reduce road accidents, this particular stretch has seen a rise in serious accidents and fatalities over a five-year period between 2007 and 2012.

    Next on the list is a road in Glasgow. The A809 has a 10-mile stretch that is perceived to be among the UK’s most dangerous road sections. In third place was the A937 in Montrose, Angus. There was an eight-mile section of this particular road that had persistently high injuries and fatalities.

    The report also reveals other startling facts about the safety levels seen on our roads today. Ironically, while the West Midlands is deemed to be the best place in regards to having the lowest levels of fatalities and serious injuries, the East Midlands tops the charts. Perhaps not surprisingly the statistics involving motorcyclists also make sobering reading. While only 1% of road users are bikers, they make up 21% of fatalities.

    How dangerous are high-risk roads such as these?

    Any road can be dangerous depending on the conditions and the people who use it. However as this report shows, there are roads which are inherently more dangerous than others. In cases where accidents happen on these roads, the outcome is far more likely to be serious.

    This could mean serious injuries that are potentially life-changing, or it could mean fatalities. Certainly in the case of some of the roads mentioned in the report, there have been plenty of catastrophic accidents taking place. The more we can do to prevent such accidents the better.

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    Date Published: November 19, 2014

    Author: David Brown

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