According to the road safety charity Brake, 10 times as many people die on rural roads in the UK than on motorways. Some 57% of road deaths in Britain in 2020 occurred on rural roads, even though they accounted for 43% of traffic. In 2020, for example, urban roads recorded a KSI rate of 553 per billion vehicle miles versus 224 for rural roads and 49 for motorways. In terms of fatalities, rural roads were still the most dangerous with 795 people killed compared to 520 on rural roads and 76 on motorways. Most dangerous roads in the UK by locationA recent study by the price comparison site Forbes Advisor showed that the UK’s most dangerous roads were in rural Wales.
Source: The Times August 11, 2022 03:33 UTC