Car insurance customers warned of high-risk roads

Thursday, 01 July 2010

New crash risk tables have been published for British roads, highlighting the high-risk routes for car insurance customers.

The Road Safety Foundation released its annual survey, which revealed that ten per cent of the motorways and A-roads in the country have unacceptably high risk factors for crashes.

Motor insurance policyholders should be aware that the most persistently dangerous road in the UK is the A537 Macclesfield-Buxton road.

When motorcycles are excluded, the A18 Ludborough-Laceby road poses the highest risk of collisions occurring.

Car insurance customers travelling in the West Midlands drive on roads with the lowest average risk ratings in the country.

Commenting on the risk tables, Neil Greig, the director of policy and research at the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM), said: "Information on high-risk locations will help any driver stay safe on our most dangerous roads.

"Saving as many lives as possible within potentially limited budgets is going to become very important in the next few years, and the IAM supports using this information to target investment where it will bring most benefit."

Posted by Rick Malone

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