A537 Dishonourably Crowned Britain's Most Dangerous Road

By Gerald Lynch on at

Here's the good news -- according to the Road Safety Foundation, the number of serious crashes over the past nine years on British roads has fallen. The bad news? The A537 is pretty much a deathtrap.

Not only has the A537 (linking Buxton to Macclesfield) been named the nation's most dangerous road, it's actually getting worse. During the nine year study, the Road Safety Foundation noted that fatal or serious crashes on the seven-mile stretch rose from 35 between the years 2002 and 2006 to 44 between 2007 and 2011.

A-roads in general were found to be seven times more treacherous than motorways, with rural areas of the East Midlands the most accident prone regions overall.

While car safety improvements and a generally better standard of drivers on the road are contributing to make Britain's roads safer for the most part, those heading down the A537 tonight may want to ease off the accelerator a tad. [Sky News]

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