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Britain's most dangerous roads

25 June 07 11:26 GMT

Britain's worst stretches of road have been named in a report by the Road Safety Foundation for the European Road Assessment Programme (EuroRAP).

The 15-mile stretch of the A682 in Lancashire, between Junction 13 of the M65 and Long Preston, is the UK's worst road section, and the only road given a High Risk category in the report.

The report is based on accident statistics for 2003-2005.

Use the link on the map to find out more details about Britain's 10 most dangerous roads.

A682 M65 J13 to A65 LONG PRESTON

  • 24km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 23
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 23
  • Most common collision type: Head-on (30%)
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    A54 CONGLETON TO BUXTON

  • 24km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 22
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 18
  • Most common collision type: Head-on (50%)
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    A683 M6 J34 TO KIRKBY LONSDALE

  • 24km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 19
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 20
  • Most common collision type: Head-ons (25%) and Junctions (25%)
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    A62 DIGGLE TO HUDDERSFIELD

  • 18km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 16
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 26
  • Most common collision type: Pedestrians/cyclists (31%)
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    A671 BURNLEY TO A59 WHALLEY

  • 10km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 27
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 21
  • Most common collision type: Pedestrians/cyclists (43%)
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    A653 DEWSBURY TO M62 J28

  • 6km mixed single/dual carriageway
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 13
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 13
  • Most common collision type: Junctions (77%)
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    A1079 MARKET WEIGHTON TO KINGSTON-UPON-HULL

  • 32km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 63
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 66
  • Most common collision type: Pedestrians/cyclists (43%)
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    A53 LEEK TO BUXTON

  • 20km single lane
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 13
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 14
  • Most common collision type: Running off road (64%)
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    A726 M77 J3 TO PAISLEY

  • 7km mixed single/dual carriageway
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 18
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 19
  • Most common collision type: Pedestrians/cyclists (42%)
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    A46 MARKET RASEN TO GRIMSBY

  • 27km mixed single/dual carriageway
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2000-2002: 36
  • Fatal/serious collisions 2003-2005: 32
  • Most common collision type: Junctions (56%)
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