Disclaimer: Please note, 2014 road accident figures are the most up-to-date statistics provided by the Department for Transport (Road Safety Statistics, Statistics Travel and Safety). 2015 statistics for local authorities will be available from September 2016.
It's a well-documented fact human error accounts for 90% of road accidents. As one reader pointed out when this post was promoted on social media - "Accidents are collisions (ACCIDENT) is implying no one is at fault, most collisions are avoidable".
Shropshire offers motorists some of the finest driving experiences as highlighted in our previous article, the 10 best driving roads in Shropshire. However, the county’s network of roads and lanes includes a small number of accident blackspots where it pays to exercise even greater caution to reduce the chance of becoming yet another statistic.
It is worth bearing in mind that there may be no obvious danger signs in these locations – a blind bend, the brow of a hill or a concealed entrance, for example; sometimes, the safest looking roads can prove to be among the most lethal. The below infographic highlights the most prominent accident blackspots in the county of Shropshire:
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