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TRAFFIC TROUBLES: New data reveals Three Rivers’ most dangerous roads

 Published on: 17th August 2022   |   By: Bryn Holmes   |   Category: Uncategorized

New data has revealed the most dangerous roads in the Three Rivers areas.

The portion of the M25 that sits in the district (as well as its trunk roads) remains the road with the most incidents, with 380 accidents taking place there during the last 10 years. 324 of these were slight, 51 of these were serious and five were fatal.

The road with the second-highest number of incidents was the A412, which goes through Rickmansworth. 106 slight incidents, 17 serious ones and two fatalities have taken place there.

Other roads with a high number of road incidents in the past decade include the A404, near Rickmansworth, the A41, the B4542 in South Oxhey, otherwise known as Prestwick Road and C77 between Leavesden and Leverstock Green.

Overall, 846 incidents were recorded on these roads during the past 10 years, 712 of which were slight, 126 of which were serious and eight of which were fatal. In the combined Three Rivers, Watford, Hertsmere and Dacorum areas, only 46 fatalities have happened on their most dangerous roads.

Hertfordshire County Council said: “Every death on Hertfordshire’s roads is a terrible loss, and as part of the Hertfordshire Road Safety Partnership, we’re working hard to reduce the number of serious collisions on the county’s roads.

While the cause of each collision involves a range of issues, we know that distracted drivers, speeding, and drink or drugs are some of the most common and central contributing factors, and we have several programmes designed to educate drivers and improve driving standards.

We also look closely at where and why collisions are happening to see if there are ways we can change road layouts to reduce risk.”

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