Accident Black Spots

Great Britain is blighted by roads that are notorious accident black spots. Every year people are killed or injured in accidents that happen at known black spots. This Manners Pimblett article looks at road traffic accident black spots and areas where car crashes have resulted in injuries. We reveal Britain's worst road for accidents.

What causes an accident Black Spot?

Our extensive research into accident black spots that have affected drivers making claims, reveal a number of patterns.

  • Location
  • Human error
  • Congestion
  • Excessive speed
  • Type of Accident

Some roads should be Accident Black Spots!

Throughout the UK a number of locations buck the trend by having the characteristics of an accident black spot, without the accidents. For example, locally to Manners Pimblett there is a junction that makes you join the M60 motorway in the outside lane. Junction 25 of the M60 is awaiting a major link road to be built before the correct junction is put in place. But until that is complete, you have to get your vehicle up to speed and hope that cars already on the carriageway are observing the speed restrictions. No one wants a car to go into the back of them!

Known accident black spots

Here are some recent notorious accident black spots:

  1. A340 near Pangbourne
  2. Most roads in Maidstone Kent
  3. The Elephant and Castle roundabout in London
  4. Cooper Dean roundabout in Bournemouth
  5. A470 near Merthyr Tydfil
  6. A723 Between Hamilton and Strathaven
  7. A494 Between Ruthin and Mold
  8. A9 Perth to Inverness road

Where is Britains worst Road?

The worst road in the country for accidents is the A537 Buxton to Macclesfield. In fact in 2007 the A537 was in second place to the A889 (A9) near Dalwhinnie - which had headed the accident black spot leader board for a decade or so.

The Accident Black Spot List for 2008

  1. North West, A537 Macclesfield to Buxton
  2. Scotland, A99 Latheron to Wick
  3. Wales, A495 Whitchurch to Welshampton
  4. Yorks and Humber, A61 Barnsley to Wakefield
  5. South East, A259 Hastings to Eastbourne
  6. West Mids, Leek to Buxton
  7. South West, A48 Chepstow to Gloucester
  8. East, A1065 Swaffham to Fakenham
  9. North East, A688 Barnard Castle to the A68
  10. East Mids, A5 Daventry-Rugby

If you know of an accident black spot or a potential car/road traffic accident black spot make a comment below.

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