Cheshire road "Britain's most dangerous"
A road in Cheshire has been classified as the most dangerous in the UK.
An 8-mile stretch of road in Cheshire often used as a race track by motorcyclists is Britain's most dangerous highway while many major routes are still unsafe, according to a survey.
The single carriageway section of road between Macclesfield and Buxton has seen 43 fatal or serious accidents since 2001, most of them bikers, according to the Road Safety Foundation.
The accidents have continued despite Cheshire County Council's attempts to improve safety by bringing in new crash barriers.
However, if motorbikes were not included in the analysis, the road would in fact be one of the safest. Instead, the 6-mile bendy stretch of the A61 between Barnsley and Wakefield in Yorkshire would take its place as the country's worst road.
"The fact that the Macclesfield to Buxton road tops the list of Britain's most dangerous roads highlights the fundamental issue of road-user behaviour when it comes to safety," said Dr Joanne Hill who heads the Road Safety Foundation.