New road safety data shows some of UK’s most dangerous roads are in Cheshire
Cheshire is home to some of the most dangerous roads in the UK, according to new data.
The county features some of the most prominent accident blackspots, with the five worst roads accounting for more than 250 road traffic collisions in 2019.
A range of Freedom of Information requests were sent out to police forces and analysed by the team at www.carwow.co.uk to warn motorists of the most dangerous roads for traffic collisions throughout the UK.
Topping the list for Cheshire is the M6 motorway, which had 63 incidents reported in 2019.
Second on the list is the M56, which has become notorious for road traffic collisions over the years, and had 58 incidents reported in 2019, just five fewer than the far busier M6.
Making up the rest of the top five are the A49, which had 53 incidents reported in 2019, the A56 (40 incidents) and the A533 (40 incidents).
A total of 434 incidents were reported in Cheshire in 2019, making the county the fifth highest of the 15 forces that responded with data.
Over the border in North Wales, the top three roads were the coastal road A548 with 40 incident, the A55 Expressway, also with 40, and the A5, with 39. The top 10 worst roads accounted for 289 incidents.
The worst road for incidents revealed in the FOI data was the A35 in Dorset, which had 594 incidents in 2019.
Vix Leyton, motoring expert at www.carwow.co.uk, said: “Whilst the roads are much quieter than usual right now, it is still important to remain vigilant and drive carefully on those essential journeys.
“Looking ahead, by the time lockdown is lifted, many drivers will have gone weeks without driving on busy motorways or A-roads, and should try to gradually ease themselves back into a ‘motorists mindset’ before setting out on long journeys and routes once life in the UK returns to normal.
“No matter how confident a driver you are, you cannot account for other road users and it is vital to always concentrate, and not allow yourself to slip into autopilot.”
Original source article: https://www.leaderlive.co.uk/news/18393294.cheshire-roads-named-dangerous-uk/
Author: Mark Dowling
Disclaimer: This article was not originally written by a member of the HighwaysIndustry.Com team.