It’s no secret that the UK offers its fair share of beautifully scenic drives. Up and down the country there are an endless number of stunning routes with breathtaking views, from rolling countryside to magnificent coastlines.
Whether you’re weaving the winding mountain bends of Hardknott Pass in the Lake District or checking out the mesmerising sights from Scotland’s Isle of Arran coastal road, there’s plenty to see when you get behind the wheel.
The UK also boasts impressive inner city drives, giving you the opportunity to get up close to some of the country’s most iconic landmarks without having to leave the comfort of your car, whether you decide to cruise by the grandeur of Belfast City Hall or peer up at London’s very own Big Ben.
There’s no denying that the UK is most definitely not short of enjoyable drives, regardless of where you are in the country..
But, did you know there are some driving routes that are renowned for attracting a high number of accidents?
In our eBook, we highlight the UK’s top 10 most dangerous drives and the postcodes they fall under. We’ve ranked them by the number of casualties that occured there in 2018, according to data published by the Department of Transport, to give you a clear idea of just how risky these routes can be.
From a B road in Kettering, Northamptonshire to an inner city street in Manchester, you may be surprised to learn where some of these dangerous drives can be found. Check out our eBook to find out if one of these routes is near where you live.
Road safety 101
When you’re behind the wheel, it’s important that you’re doing everything you can to keep you, your passengers and other road users safe at all times. It’s likely you’re more than familiar with the basic rules of the road, such as sticking to the speed limits in place and abiding by traffic light signals. However, it can be easy to slip into bad habits, and there’s never any harm in brushing up on your driving knowledge if it means you’re able to keep yourself and others out of harm’s way.
As part of our eBook, you can find some top tips that could help you become a safer driver, including how you should behave around cyclists and how sneaking a peek at your mobile phone while you’re in the driving seat could land you in serious trouble.
Since temperatures have dropped, we’ve also included some winter driving advice to ensure you’re fully prepared for any journeys you may need to take at this time of the year. You can find tips on how to check your car is ready to drive when the weather takes a turn for the worse.
Don’t forget – you can get involved with our campaign using the hashtag #UKDangerousDrives.