The UK’s deadliest road is revealed: How often do you use it?
The A1 has been revealed to be Britain’s most lethal road. Researchers said 172 people have died on the road between London and Edinburgh over the past decade.
That is 12 more than on the M6, which claimed 160 deaths over the same period, and 18 more than on the M1, where 154 died.
The study of 2,000 British motorways and A-roads also found there were 152 deaths on the A6, 142 on the A40, 123 on the M4, 91 on the M5 and 80 on the M25 over the same period.
But the number of accidents has been falling, with 25 per cent fewer crashes on major roads in 2016 than 2007.
Though the A1 had the most fatalities, the A38 linking the Southwest with the Midlands had more accidents – 8,698 over the 10 years.
The M25 was the most accident-prone motorway, with 7,673 crashes compared with 7,617 on the M1.
The data was obtained by motor insurance broker Carole Nash after a Freedom of Information plea to the Transport Department.