BBC series will highlight Britain’s most high-risk roads

11.21 | 14 November 2011 | | 3 comments

Throughout this week, BBC2 will feature a series of documentaries on Britain’s 10 most high-risk roads, as identified by the Road Safety Foundation.

The series, Britain’s Killer Roads, begins today (14 November) at 1.30pm and will be shown every day this week at the same time. It will include interviews with PACTS, the Road Safety Markings Association, local authorities, emergency services and other organisations.

The roads feature a combination of rural and urban sections with frequent junctions, varying speed limits and commuter routes. They are mainly in the north of the country, with almost all located in the North-West, Yorkshire and the Humber and the East Midlands.

Featured roads include the A18, between the A16 (Ludborough) to A46 (Laceby), A577 Ormskirk to the M58 J5 (Skelmersdale) and other roads around Bolton, Wakefield, Worksop, Knottingley, Nantwich and Hastings.

The Road Safety Foundation argues that busy, high-risk roads can be eliminated affordably with high economic returns. It says that the risk levels on non-primary single carriageway A roads remain a particular cause for concern. These roads account for a large proportion of fatal and serious crashes and the majority of these routes are rated as ‘higher risk’.

The Road Safety Foundation also works with road authorities to demonstrate the importance to drivers of route consistency and predictability. It says that the focus for the future should be ‘affordable investment in simple measures’ to ‘design out hidden surprises that can result in tragic consequences’.

For more information contact Becky Hadstrong on 020 7808 7997.


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    Hence why I posted the iplayer link.

    It’s 2pm and I’m watching it now.

    Anyway, it’s on the BBC, so it will be repeated … and repeated again … and again.

    Dave Finney – Slough
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    Haven’t seen it so can’t comment on content but 1.30pm on a weekday? not very clever

    Clive Batchelor, Surrey County Council
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    If you missed the 1st one, see again here:

    Dave Finney – Slough
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