As a tradesperson, travelling comes as part of the job. From site to site, some tradespeople can travel up and down the country to find work. Sometimes, this can be really dull and boring. So, we put together some of the top things to have in your van to make your trip more enjoyable. Take a look at these here.
But, with so much travelling, there are a lot of things to consider. Insurance. Parking. Tool theft. Fines. We’ve covered all of them. But one thing we haven’t had a look into is the roads you should avoid. In fact, the roads that are the most dangerous! And, the ones you are most likely to have an accident on.
Luckily though, recent reports have revealed just that!
According to the report, car crashes cost the UK more than both primary schools and the services of GP’s combined each and every year. Assessing the level of risk for roads across the UK, data was collected in regards to the number of accidents that took place, the volume of traffic on the road and the length of the roads. Using this data, roads were then given a risk rating.
From this, they were able to conclude that the highest risk road for drivers was the A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton. The European Road Assessment Programme concluded that this was a road of “persistently higher risk” than most. In fact, there were more than 12 fatal/serious collisions along this stretch of road between 2013 and 2015. More than half of which, involved motorbike drivers.
Next up, as the second most dangerous road was the A254. From the A2036 junction in East Sussex to Ore, Hastings. Here 52 accidents took place! Now, of course, this is a significantly larger number of crashes. The risk rating though was found to be lower due to the higher volume of traffic on this road.
The most dangerous roads in the UK are:
1) The A537 from Macclesfield to Buxton.
2) The A254 from junction A28 in Margate to junction A255.
3) Road A259 from the junction with the A2036 at Glyne Gap, to just outside of Ore.
4) The A588 from Lancaster to the junction with the A585 with outside Poulton-le-Fylde.
5) The A6 from junction A589 in Lancaster to junction 33 of the M6.
6) Road A32 from junction 10 of the M27 to Delme Roundabout and Quay St roundabout to Gosport ferry terminal.
7) Road A3055, from the junction A3054 in Freshwater to the A3054 in Ryde.
8) Road A21, from the junction with the A2100 and A259 at Hastings.
So what do you think of this? Do you have to travel along any of these roads? Or have you experienced a dangerous road? Let us know in the comments below.