Road accidents in your area

  Forum Editor 09:14 22 Aug 14
  rdave13 10:16 22 Aug 14

I'm surprised it is over a hundred in our locality.

  Mr Mistoffelees 10:40 22 Aug 14

In Taunton Deane, Somerset, my area, there were 55 which included some multiple death accidents on the M5. I think that overall this rural area is not too bad and also need to remember that the southern end of the M5 gets very busy in the summer months and is prone to fog, where it crosses the Somerset Levels, during the Autumn and Winter.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 11:48 22 Aug 14

A bit of a morbid fascination.

You can't help but look at your local area.

  spider9 12:10 22 Aug 14

'Interesting', yes, but what possible use/benefit is this to your average person?

Should we consult this information before deciding to holiday in a particular area in case it may have 'higher' accident/deaths?

  spuds 12:22 22 Aug 14

Having had a look at the list,one major city (Leicester) doesn't seem to be listed, which is very surprising due to that city's extensive road safety policies and campaigns?.

Perhaps its all the speed and other road cameras plus bus lanes, not forgetting that Leicester was regarded recently by TomTom as one of the UK's most congested traffic areas in the UK, that's making the city safer?

  Mr Mistoffelees 12:42 22 Aug 14

"Should we consult this information before deciding to holiday in a particular area in case it may have 'higher' accident/deaths?"

If your area appears to have a high road-death rate, trade your car in for a tank. You won't be the one that comes off worse in a collision. If you are walking on the roads, get yourself a Bibendum suit, for a bit of padding.

  wee eddie 13:20 22 Aug 14

A (very) quick look at South Ayrshire, my territory, reveals that almost all such accidents happen at Road Junctions and Roundabouts.

a point to ponder

  Quickbeam 15:07 22 Aug 14

But not very up to date. There's at least 4 fatalities within the last 3 years and 2 miles of where I live that aren't shown.

  bumpkin 16:32 22 Aug 14

QB, it is not up to date 1999 to 2010 but whether it is updated annually I don't know but that would be more informative.

  Quickbeam 17:08 22 Aug 14

I read that but didn't take it in!

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