Nearly 60% of Britain's A-roads and 25% of its motorways are unsafe, new research from The Road Safety Foundation has found. In light of these scary new statistics, we've uncovered the roads less happily travelled.
It’s an especially sorry picture in the north of England, with eight out of 10 “persistently higher risk” roads in the Buxton, Sheffield, Macclesfield and Yorkshire and Humberside areas.
According to the RSF, "it is the busy non-primary routes - the ones that take volumes of traffic at all hours between towns and villages across Britain - that the new survey shows represent the highest risk, accounting for 62% of all road deaths."
"Overwhelmingly, the UK's highest-risk roads are single-carriageways. Motorways and primary A-roads are the ones drivers use to travel longer journeys, such as for holidays or for long-distance haulage”, RSF director Dr Joanna Hill said.
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