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GB EuroRAP Results 2008: Getting Ahead - Returning Britain to European leadership in casualty reduction

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Posted: 30-Jun-2008

A 13km section of road between Macclesfield and Buxton has been named as Britain's most dangerous road in the latest British EuroRAP results ( Getting Ahead: Returning Britain to European Leadership in Road Casualty Reduction). The single-carriageway road has been the scene of 43 fatal or serious collisions since 2001, nearly three-quarters of them involving motorcyclists.

According to Dr Joanne Hill who heads the Road Safety Foundation which carried out the research, despite Cheshire County Council's best efforts to improve the safety of the road by introducing motorcycle-friendly crash barriers, motorcyclists treating the route as a "race track" have secured its unenviable position in the league of dangerous roads.