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Research reveals the five most dangerous roads in Watford

 Published on: 20th October 2017   |   By: The Newsdesk   |   Category:

My News can exclusively reveal that between January 2002 and June 2015, 3,284 traffic collisions in the town have resulted in injuries with St Albans Road being the most dangerous. In an investigation sent to Hertfordshire Constabulary, the top five roads where crashes have caused passengers to be hurt are St Albans Road, Beechen Grove, North Western Avenue, Hempstead Road and Rickmansworth. St Albans Road tops the list with 416 followed by Beechen Grove with 181. North Western Avenue then follows with 154 then Hempstead Road (136) and Rickmansworth Road (126). Since 2002, there have been 17 fatal road collisions in Watford, although there have been none in the first half of this year. The last time there was a year without a fatal accident was 2010 and 2005 unfortunately had the most fatal crashes with three. With regard to accidents that caused injuries, 2002 was the year with the highest amount with 334. Thankfully the numbers decreased somewhat to 2007 where there were 223 incidents. Since that year, the numbers have remained fairly constant. A spokesman for Hertfordshire County Council told My News that Hertfordshire as a whole was seeing falling numbers with regard to less injuries in crashes. He said: “In the county as a whole there has been a downward trend in casualty numbers over the last five years and Hertfordshire County Council is committed to the safety of all road users through education, training and publicity, as well as through engineering solutions where appropriate.”

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