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Yorkshire's main roads among the most dangerous in the country

Yorkshire's main roads are among the most dangerous in the country, according to a new report.

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Motorists are 50 percent more likely to have a bad accident on our region's motorways and A roads than in the safest parts of the country.

The Road Safety Foundation is calling for £200m of investment in safety measures.

The report Cutting the Cost of Dangerous Roads shows the Yorkshire and Humber had the 4th highest rate of fatal and serious crashes per kilometre travelled on the EuroRAP network between 2013 and 2015 (27.6 fatal and serious crashes per billion vehicle kilometres travelled).

Overall the risk rate in the Yorkshire and the Humber was nearly 1.5 times the risk in the safest region, West Midlands.

There were 5.7 fatal or serious crashes per billion vehicle kilometres travelled on motorways in the Yorkshire and the Humber (compared with 4.3 in the safest region West Midlands)

There were 18.2 fatal or serious crashes per billion vehicle kilometres travelled on dual carriageways in the Yorkshire and the Humber (compared with 11.2 in the safest region Scotland)

There were 52.8 fatal or serious crashes per billion vehicle kilometres travelled on single carriageways in the Yorkshire and the Humber (compared with 38.7 in the safest region West Midlands)

Road safety performance on the EuroRAP network improved in the Yorkshire and the Humber by 13% between 2010-12 and 2013-15 against a backdrop of a 4% improvement across Great Britain.