March 26, 2015 12.25 pm This story is over 108 months old

Lincolnshire’s roads most dangerous in the country, report finds

Risky roads: Lincolnshire roads feature more heavily than any other county in a recent report of Britain’s most dangerous roads.

According to a new report, Lincolnshire is home to some of the most dangerous roads in Britain, with the most drivers, passengers and pedestrians killed and injured.

The report published on March 25, by the Parliamentary Advisory Council for Transport Safety (PACTs) and Direct Line Car Insurance, highlighted the areas of the country people are most likely to be killed or seriously injured on the roads.

The report calculated the casualty rates for residents of each parliamentary constituency relative to the local population.

Lincolnshire had three constituencies in the top ten for resident road casualties, with Great Grimsby recording the highest road casualty rate in Britain, which is 53% above the national average.

Boston and Skegness had a resident casualty rate of 42% above the national average, and the number of resident casualties on roads in Cleethorpes was 38% higher than the national average.

For the percentage of drivers and passengers’ casualties, Boston had the highest rate in the country at 60% above the national average.

Gainsborough was second at 59%, followed by Seaford and North Hykeham at 56%, South Holland and the Deepings at 55%, Louth and Horncastle at 53% and Great Grimsby at 51% above the national average.

In 2013 (the most recent year where public data is available), 183,670 people were injured on road in the country. Some 23,370 people were killed or seriously injured on the roads, at a cost of £15 billion.

The report suggested that the main factor of road incidents is driver’s behaviour, including speeding, drink and drug driving and using mobile phones at the wheel.