The A18 is Britain’s most dangerous road, according to new report

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A ten mile stretch of the A18, from Laceby to Ludborough, has topped the list of ‘Britain’s Persistently Higher Risk Roads’ in a new report released by the Road Safety Foundation (RSF) today, Tuesday September 15.

The report notes that the number of serious and fatal crashes has risen from 10 (in 2008-2010) to 17 (2011-13), and also states that the road section is “rural and tree-lined, winding and narrow”.

The report continues: “These characteristics are likely to explain the high concentration of run-off crashes on the route (41 per cent).”

Meanwhile, the nine mile stretch of the A155 at Revesby, which runs from Tattershall (A153) to the A16, was listed as the ‘highest risk road’ in the East Midlands region.

A spokesman for the Lincolnshire Road Safety Partnership (LRSP) told BBC Radio Lincolnshire this morning that they are questioning the claims in the RSF report.

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