Most dangerous British roads

According to the British European Road Assessment Programme, compiled by Moneybarn, the A537 between Macclesfield and Buxton has been named the most dangerous road in Britain.

More commonly known as the Cat and Fiddle, two-thirds of all fatal and serious crashes on this road involve a motorbike.

However, while dangerous, the Peak District’s Cat and Fiddle is consistently chosen as one of the best biking routes in England, which attracts large numbers of motorcyclists every year.

Following closely in second place is the A18 from South Yorkshire to Lincolnshire, and the A588 in Lancashire completes the top three.

Riders are six times more likely to crash on an A-road than on a motorway, due to single-carriage overtaking, unprotected embankments and deceptive bends, so it’s no surprise all the top 10 most dangerous roads fall under this category. The most common causes of motorbike accidents are loss of control (16%) and failure to look properly ahead (16%).

To help improve road safety, The Safer Roads fund has begun a new scheme, with £175m being allocated by the government, to cut down the social and economic cost of road crashes.