Barking and Dagenham has two of Britain’s most dangerous roads
PUBLISHED: 07:00 09 February 2018
Barking and Dagenham is home to two of Britain’s most dangerous roads, new research has revealed.
The A124 from Canning Town to Upminster, which incorporates Longbridge Road, Wood Lane and Rush Green Road, is the 12th most dangerous in the country, with an accident rate of 3.42 per million miles driven.
The A118, which passes through Chadwell Heath as the High Road, also makes the list of Britain’s 50 most dangerous roads, ranking as 27th with an accident rate of 2.29.
But both have a long way to go until they match Britain’s most dangerous road, the A1010 from Tottenham to Waltham Cross, which has an accident rate of 12.7.
Angela Bahn of RegTransfers, which carried out the research, said: “It’s the roads that see more accidents per vehicle-mile which we should be most wary of - the ones drivers may actually feel safer on in comparison to a motorway or country lane.”