A report has named the A1010 as the country’s most dangerous road.

The road connects Bruce Grove in Tottenham to Waltham Cross.

The A105 linking Canterbury to Enfield Town has been ranked the third most dangerous in the same Regtransfers.co.uk study.

An accident rate of 12.7 per one million vehicle miles driven on the A1010 contrasts with an accident rate of 6.75 per million vehicle miles driven on the A105.

The A107 between Whitechapel and Hackney was second in the study with an accident rate of 8.38.

The number of people killed on British roads has reached a five year high.

In 2017, 1,792 deaths were recorded in road traffic accidents, a four per cent increase on the previous year and the highest since 2011.

Department of Transport figures reveal that almost 25 people are killed or seriously injured per 100 miles in the capital.

This compares with fewer than seven for every 100 miles of rural road.

Edmund King, Automobile Association (AA) president, said: “London’s roads are some of the busiest in the world and the fact that night and day the roads are full of buses, taxis, trucks, vans, cars, motorbikes, mopeds and pedestrians means there is more potential conflict.”

Angela Banh, of Regtransfers, added: “The data reveals some interesting insights about our roads.

“It might come as a surprise that London’s roads are more dangerous than some of Britain’s most deadly rural routes or motorways, but when you consider how congested the roads are in London, you can see why the accident rate is so high, especially on the A1010, where there’s on average 12 accidents per 1 million vehicle-miles driven.

“To create this unique data set, we’ve decided the number of accidents by the amount of traffic on that road, and it reveals that the busiest roads that typically come out on top aren’t actually the most dangerous.

“It’s the roads that see more accidents per vehicle-mile which we should be most wary of – the ones drivers may actually feel safer on in comparison to a motorway or country lane.

“Hopefully by highlighting the most dangerous roads in Britain, we are helping raise awareness for safe driving, especially through these hazardous winter months.

“The weather can be unpredictable, making roads treacherous, and stopping distances can double in the wet and increase ten-fold in the ice and snow.”

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