The most dangerous road in Britain

The most dangerous road in Britain

Britain's most dangerous road has been named in a new report.

Safety-first motorists may well wish to set their journey planner far away from the 12-mile A285 stretch linking West Sussex's Petworth and Chichester.

That's because nowhere else in Britain is more consistently risky, according to the Road Safety Foundation's (RSF) How Safe Are You On Britain's Roads? study published on Monday.

On this stretch alone, the number of serious and tragic accidents has jumped by 16% between 2007 and 2012. The foundation claims more action needs to be taken to reduce this worrying toll, with only "insufficient" measure made so far.

Second behind the south-coast road was Glasgow's 10-mile A809 section, with Montrose's eight-mile A937 stretch named the third most dangerous.

Other roads which motorists should be wary of, the study suggests, are Lincolnshire's A18 linking Ludborough and Laceby (fourth), Lancaster's A6 (fifth) and Wakefield's A61 (sixth).

The foundation made a league table of high-risk routes which have seen no or negligible difference in accident rates and/or which have experienced substantial rises in the amount of accidents.

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