Study: 1-in-4 fatal or serious crashes involves a motorcyclist

Single carriageway roads six times more dangerous than motorways

A SURVEY conducted by the Road Safety Foundation has revealed that one-in-four fatal or serious crashes on the Britain's A-roads or motorways involves a motorcyclist.

The report, entitled Saving Lives for Less, found that a third of all fatal and serious crashes happen at junctions.

Road users are six times at risk of being involved in an accident on single carriageway roads than on motorways. The report also found travelling on a single lane road was twice as risky as using a dual carriageway.

Thankfully the report found some positive news: a 5% reduction in the number of fatal crashes in the last three years; the West Midlands was named as the safest region and the most improved road was named as the A40 between Llandovery and Carmarthen.

Britain's 10 most dangerous roads:

A537 Macclesfield to Buxton - Cheshire/Derbyshire
A5012 Pikehall to Matlock - Derbyshire
A621 Baslow to Totley - Derbyshire/South Yorkshire
A625 Calver to Sheffield - South Yorkshire
A54 Congleton to Buxton - Derbyshire
A581 Rufford to Chorley - Lancashire
A5004 Whaley Bridge to Buxton - Derbyshire
A675 Blackburn to Preston - Lancashire
A61 Barnsley to Wakefield - South/West Yorkshire
A285 Chichester to Petworth - West Sussex

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