A682 Road

A682 is England's most dangerous road

Located in the central part of England, the defiant A682 is described as one of the most dangerous roads of the country. It has claimed over 100 lives in the last 10 years.

The road is 28.48km (17.7 miles) long, running south-north from Burnley (in Lancashire) to Long Preston (in North Yorkshire). This asphalted narrow country road has a rate of 0.5 deaths per 10 miles. Despite the apparent danger the road remains a favourite of motorcyclists nationwide and is extremely busy every weekend.

To drive the road without stopping will take most people between 35 and 50 minutes. On this single carriageway there have been almost 100 fatalities in the last decade. It’s heavily used by motorcyclists thanks to its fast, sweeping nature. The road is dangerous because the speeding traffic, blind turns and hidden junctions.



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