Mansfield's worst roads for serious accidents have been announced

Mansfield's most dangerous roads announced

Britain’s 100 worst road accident hotspots have more than 10 times as many serious crashes as the national average, new analysis shows.

By Katrina Taylor
Thursday, 20th August 2020, 11:11 am

Before the coronavirus lockdown, there were more than 300 accidents causing death or injury on Britain’s roads each day.

This number has reduced significantly throughout lockdown as the number of vehicles on our roads has decreased dramatically, but new data has now been released that shows the most dangerous roads in each council area of England, Scotland and Wales.

In the five years from January 1 2014 to December 31 2018, there were more than 670,000 accidents causing injury or death on Britain’s roads.

This works out as an average of 367 serious accidents every single day.

A spokesperson for road safety charity Brake said there were steps drivers could take to prevent accidents, such as slowing down, not using mobile phones when driving and getting their eyesight tested regularly.

But the spokesperson also said there needs to be “greater investment in road traffic enforcement so that people who do drive dangerously and break the law, endangering themselves and all other road users, are caught and punished”.

All 380 authorities have been ranked by ‘rate of accident’, which calculates the number of accidents per 10,000 population in the area.

Mansfield was ranked 140th, with a total of 1,193 accidents in the five year period.

With a population of 108,567, Mansfield’s rate of accidents was 110 per 10,000 residents.

Neighbouring Ashfield ranks 181st in the list with a higher total of 1,286 accidents but, with a larger population, the rate of accidents in the district is significantly less at 102 per 10,000 residents.

Unsurprisingly, the City of London tops the list. with very few people living within the city boundaries, their rate of accidents is a shocking 2,145 per 10,000 residents.

According to this recent date, these serious road accidents are most likely to happen: with a male driver; with a driver aged 26 to 35; on a Friday; between 5pm and 6pm; and on an A-road.

Here we have compiled the 10 roads rated the worst for serious accidents in Mansfield, from the data.

Some of these will come as no surprise, with roads such as the A60 and A38 being the busiest roads in Mansfield, but with the A60 reporting an average of one serious accident every 11 days, it would pose the question as to whether increased traffic safety measures are needed in some of the town’s busiest roads.

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