A ten-mile stretch in Lincolnshire has been named Britain’s most dangerous road.
The A18, between Laceby and Ludborough, presented the “most persistent risk”, according to a report by the Road Safety Foundation.
The danger zone is rural and tree-lined as well as winding and narrow, the report found. And fatal and serious crashes on the A18 increased from ten in 2008-10 to 17 in 2011-13.
The A36 in Totton
The four miles of the A36 north of Totton in Hampshire – between the A3090 and the town centre – was found to be the second most dangerous stretch.
Fatal and serious accidents rose from 12 to 16 between the two three-year periods.
In third place is the 17-mile length of the A588 from Blackpool to Lancaster where serious accidents have risen from 22 to 26.
The A44 near Aberystwyth in Mid Wales may look peaceful but it’s a major blackspot
And other black spots include the A44 between Llangurig and Aberystwyth, in Mid Wales, and the A532 in Crewe.
Britain’s riskiest routes:
* A18: From Laceby to Ludborough, Lincolnshire
* A36: From A3090 to Totton, Hampshire
* A588: From A585 Blackpool to Lancaster
* A44: From Llangurig to Aberystwyth
* A532: From A530 to A534 Crewe, Cheshire
* A291: From Canterbury to Herne Bay, Kent
* A6: From M6 junction 33 to Lancaster
* A361: From Chipping Norton to Banbury, Oxfordshire
* A40: From M40 junction 5 to High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire
* A643: From Brighouse to Morley, West Yorkshire
Source: The Road Safety Foundation
The report also found that crashes on England’s 4,300-mile motorway and major road networks cost £2.1billion between 2011 and 2013.