There are many dangerous roads in Britain however the A537 has been named Britain’s most dangerous road. There were 44 serious or fatal crashes on the A537 (also known as Cat & Fiddle) between 2007 and 2011. Between 2002 and 2006 there were 35 serious accidents. The overall number of deaths and serious accidents have fallen across Britain’s roads however the number of accidents have increased on the Cat & Fiddle road. This stretch of road is popular with bikers as they go there for the thrill and excitement. It has many twists, turns and bends which cause inexperienced motorbike riders to fall off or cause an accident.
The Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership has spent over £500,000 on trying to make the A537 safer by introducing speed limits, re-laying the road, building motorcycle friendly crash barriers and installing average speed cameras.
Reports show that there were 1,730 fatal accidents across the U.K in 2013 which is a 3% drop from 2012. 62% of Britain’s fatal accidents occur on single carriageways, whereas motorways are in the ‘low risk’ category with most accidents taking place on A roads.