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  We have to cross the worst road in the UK
Updated 07 September 2004, 10.36
A busy road
Children have named roads in London and Dudley as the worst in the UK to cross.

Walton Bridge Road in Shepperton, south-west London, and Hagley Road in the West Midlands were joint winners of the title.

Chloe and James use Hagley Road to get to school and in their report they tell us why this road is so dangerous.

"A road we have to cross every day has been voted as one of the worst roads in UK.

Hagley Road in Hayley Green is a busy dual carriageway.

It has a 40-mile-an-hour speed limit but no-one sticks to it.

Caught in the middle

We use the road to get to school and if we want to go to the shops.

>But because the road is always busy, it's very difficult to cross - we've sometimes waited nearly 15 minutes before we've been able to.

The worst thing is getting caught in the middle - you can be stuck there for ages!

Pedestrian crossing

Fact File
The UK's worst roads
Walton Bridge Road in Shepperton
Hagley Road in Halesowen, Dudley
Jordans Lane, Jordans, Buckinghamshire
A406-Brownlow Road junction, Bounds Green, north London
Belmont Road, Belfast
Heol Gwyrosydd, Pen-lan, Swansea
Ongar Road, Bentley, near Ipswich
Ashfield Road, Blackpool
Julian Road, Bath, Somerset
There have also been lots of accidents on this road including car crashes and children have been knocked down.

Most of the time we don't feel safe crossing it and think something should be done about it.

The best idea would be to have a pedestrian crossing, that way cars would have to stop for us to cross.

Take notice

We feel really strongly about this, not just for children but for anyone who finds it dangerous using this road.

Hopefully with all this publicity the authorities will take notice before more people are hurt."

Chloe, 7 and James, 12, Hayley Green

Why don't you write us a Press Pack report - and get it published on the site?!

It can be about anything that's happened in your local area - or your views on the news.

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