Cars Revealed: Britain's most dangerous roads

17:52  20 june  2018
17:52  20 june  2018 Source:   readcars.co

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Britain ' s most dangerous roads have been revealed . The single-lane A537, known as the "Cat and Fiddle", had has 250 fatal or serious accidents for every billion kilometres travelled on it. EuroRAP has given the A537 a black (high) risk rating

Britain ' s 10 most dangerous roads have been revealed - with the A537 in Cheshire and Derbyshire at the top of the list. The RSF said A- roads throughout Britain were, on the whole, seven times more dangerous than motorways.

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The M6 and the A8(M) – the UK’s longest and shortest motorways – have been exposed as the most dangerous roads in Britain, with more accidents taking place on them than any other roads.

New research by leasing specialist UK Carline, used a series of Freedom of Information requests to uncover the facts.

The study revealed that the M6, which stretches 232 miles from Leicestershire to the Scottish borders and is at the centre of the UK motorway network, and the 280-mile-long A8(M) in Scotland have on average five car accidents each week – one every weekday.

The A30 in Devon (213 crashes), A35 in Dorset (173), and the A46 in Warwickshire (123) are next in the list of most dangerous roads.

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A SCENIC route across the Yorkshire Dales has been revealed as the most dangerous road in Britain . The A59 from Skipton to Harrogate has by far the highest crash rate for cars and vans, according to a survey by the AA.

The most dangerous Britain ' s most - dangerous road was once again revealed as the Cat and Fiddle Pass section of the A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton in Cheshire.

Top 10 most dangerous roads in Britain

LocationRoadNumber of accidents
Cheshire/WarwicksM6227
ScotlandA8(M)227
DevonA30213
DorsetA35173
WarwickshireA46123
StaffordshireA34112
Greater ManchesterManchester Road100
West MerciaA49106
CheshireA4992
NorthamptonM158

Overall, Scotland was revealed as the area that recorded the highest number of car incidents, clocking up 6,253. Manchester was second, with 1,775 crashes in one year.

Top 10 worst areas for accidents

LocationTotal number of accidents
Scotland6,253
Greater Manchester1,775
Devon1,707
West Mercia1,496
South Yorkshire1,211
Cheshire1,145
Staffordshire 1,120
Warwickshire1,077
Humberside792
Norfolk669

“Our research certainly produced some eye-opening statistics regarding the safety of UK roads,” said Jonathan Nolan of UK Carline.

“Although the government and councils regularly enforce new driving laws and take steps to help people drive safely, we must take more care whilst driving and ensure our vehicles have adequate safety features.

“We hope our research has brought to light the dangers of driving on these particular roads and encourage people to be more aware of their surroundings to protect their safety.”

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Some roads have become so hot that they have started to melt and stick to tyres. There's not a snowflake in sight, but our gritters are out and about today. They're spreading granite dust onto roads affected by the heat. #NotGritting #LancsSummer pic.twitter.com/O1B84HZYWa— Lancashire County Council (@LancashireCC) June 27, 2018Crushed rock particles are being spread by councils to create a non-stick layer between roads and vehicles.Local authorities in Cumbria, Lancashire, Doncaster and Hampshire are among those using gritters this week.

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