Britain’s most dangerous roundabout where hundreds of drivers have crashed is revealed – here’s how to stay safe
THE most dangerous roundabout in Britain has been unveiled.
Hammersmith Flyover had 287 accidents between 2010 and 2020.
Located in Hammersmith in west London, it connects roads including the A4 and A219 with Hammersmith London Underground station in central London.
Shockingly, the data from MotorEasy revealed that the five most dangerous roundabouts are in London – with more than 1,000 accidents in 11 years.
The second most dangerous is Redbridge Roundabout with 285 accidents, followed by The Crooked Billet with 252.
Fourth is The Crooked Billet with 221 accidents, followed by Hyde Park Corner with 213.
Other roundabouts in London that made the top 10 are Bulls Bridge roundabout and Old Street roundabout.
To avoid an accident, expert Duncan McClure-Fisher, CEO of MotorEasy, made several recommendations.
The first is to always stay within the speed limit or lower when approaching a roundabout so you can stop quickly if necessary.
Drivers should always use traffic signs to identify the right lane and move early when approaching a roundabout, checking blind spots and flashing.
And not blinking is a major cause of roundabout accidents, so be sure to flag down other drivers.
Experts say that even if you’re approaching a roundabout at a standstill, you should stay alert to avoid minor bumps and scrapes.
Remember it’s illegal to use your phone even when it’s been stopped and you risk a £200 fine and up to six penalty points.
Larger vehicles like trucks may have trouble seeing you. So make sure you give them enough space and stay out of blind spots.
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