Wednesday, 30 June 2010

'Most dangerous' roads in Britain named by safety group

So here we go again.

The most dangerous roads in the UK are not highways but junctions. AS WE HAVE TOLD PEOPLE FOR THE PAST FIVE YEARS (OR MORE).

And what doesn't appear from the news coverage is that the danger point for motoring accidents is at a junction LESS THAN A MILE FROM YOUR HOME.

Here's part of the story:

Junction danger

It examined accident data relating to roads across Britain. Among the Road Safety Foundation conclusions were:

A third of all fatal and serious crashes happen at junctions

Single roads carry six times the risk of motorways and twice that of dual carriageways

One-in-four fatal or serious crashes on A-roads or motorways involves a motorcyclist

There was a 5% reduction in the number of fatal crashes on such roads in the past three years

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Captain Gatso

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