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Scottish Borders ranked tenth deadliest region for dangerous roads

The A7 in the Scottish Borders has been ranked as the 10th deadliest road. Photo: Google Maps

The Scottish Borders has been ranked as tenth in the UK for its deadliest roads.

According to a new study released by Teletrac Navman, figures show the A7 as the worst road in the region.

The figures are based on the number of deaths gathered by the UK Department of Transport. The map identifies the most high-risk highways across the country.

The A7 Credit: ITV Border

The data shows, over a four-year period between 2012 - 2016, more than eight thousand traffic accidents resulted in fatalities with 35 occurring in the Scottish Borders.

Secretary of the A7 Action Group, Marjorie McCreadie, says they are working to make the A7 a safer route to travel on.

But the Scottish Borders Council has scorned the study. They say: “The data presented is fundamentally flawed as it uses fatality rate per population as the measure".

The A1 in Rutland ranked the most deadliest road in the UK.

This shocking statistic will now give the A7 Action Group more ammunition and allow us to apply more pressure on the Scottish Government to upgrade the road to a much safer standard"

– MARJORIE MCCREADIE, SECRETARY OF THE A7 ACTION GROUP