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661 accidents on Wolverhampton city roads - Most dangerous roads revealed

October 24, 2019 10:12 AM
By Nick Machnik-Foster

661 accidents on Wolverhampton city roads - Most dangerous roads revealed

New figures by Wolverhampton Liberal Democrats show that the cities roads have seen 661 crashes last year with 5 fatalities.

The data, analysed by the City Liberal Democrats shows that, in 2018, the city saw 5 fatalities on the road, 92 serious accidents, 594 slight or less serious accidents.

The most dangerous roads in the city are:

  • The Black Country Route with 10 crashes
  • The Ring Road with 10 crashes
  • Wednesfield Road with 8 crashes
  • Birmingham New Road with 6 crashes
  • Stafford Road with 6 crashes
  • Willenhall Road with 6 crashes

According to the figures, 274 people involved in an accident were female and 387 were male.

The analysis by the City Liberal Democrats is based on the point-level data on accidents provided by the Department of Transport Road accidents and safety statistics publication.

The City Liberal Democrats have proposed that every residential street in the city be designated as a 20 mile-per-hour maximum unless residents ask to be opted out.

The party have also called for more speed cameras to be installed on the Birmingham New Road, more CCTV along the road and the junctions off the road to all be inspected and adjustments made.

They are also calling for a more money for community speed-watch groups and a city wide road safety campaign to be launched by the council.

Commenting, Liberal Democrat campaigner Nick Machnik-Foster said:

"Month after month we see more crashes on the cities roads. The council are, for all their warm words, not taking road safety seriously enough.

"How many more heartbroken families need to lay bunches of flowers by the roadside before the council start acting.

"It's time we saw action. The council need to spend money on supporting community speed-watch groups, adding new cameras to the Birmingham New Road and bringing in a residential 20's plenty scheme for the city."

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Notes to editors - The data used by the party can be found here: https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/road-accidents-and-safety-statistics