Britains most dangerous roads see ten times the death and injuries of the best roads according to new research from EuroRAP (European Road Safety Assessment Programme).
A short section of road in Lancashire (A682 from junction M65 to A65 at Long Preston) tops the list of the most dangerous roads, where nearly 100 people have been killed or seriously injured in the last decade. When all roads were looked at it was the simple, quick and cheap solutions (such as modern signing, hazard markings and improved junction layouts) that have had the most impact on reducing casualties. Vehicle activated were found to have an impact at about a third of sites. There is also evidence that the UK is falling behind other countries in terms of safety, but this annual review of improvements is central to improving our physical infrastructures. Lets hope that all local authorities seek to make use of this information and use it as appropriate.