Britain’s most dangerous roads;
According to a Road Safety Foundation report, Britain’s most dangerous road is the A18 between Laceby and Ludborough. The ten-mile stretch through Lincolnshire has been named one of the riskiest routes.
It is located in a rural area, lined by trees and is substantially narrow. It is also a somewhat winding road, the report states. Between 2008-10, the road accidents stood at 10 on the A18. This figure increased to 17 between 2011-13, as fatal and serious crashes became more likely.
                              The top ten;
The report found that Britain’s riskiest routes are as follows;
1. A18: From Laceby to Ludborough, Lincolnshire
2. A36: From A3090 to Totton, Hampshire
3. A588: From A585 Blackpool to Lancaster
4. A44: From Llangurig to Aberystwyth
5. A532: From A530 to A534 Crewe, Cheshire
6. A291: From Canterbury to Herne Bay, Kent
7. A6: From M6 junction 33 to Lancaster
8. A361: From Chipping Norton to Banbury, Oxfordshire
9. A40: From M40 junction 5 to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
10. A643: From Brighouse to Morley, West Yorkshire
                               Riskiest routes;
The second most dangerous route, according to the Road Safety Foundation report, is the 4-mile stretch of the A36 North of Totton in Hampshire. Fatal and serious accidents increased from 12 in 2008-10 to 16 in 2011-13.
In third place, is the A588 from Blackpool to Lancaster. A 17-mile stretch where serious and fatal accidents have increased from 22 to 26 between the two periods.
The Road Safety Foundation report also found that crashes on the UK’s major road networks cost a huge £2.1 billion in the two years period between 2011 and 2013.
It is argued that this calls for a higher degree of road maintenance and more effective road safety in all areas of the UK road network, particularly in these dangerous areas.