A NOTORIOUS stretch of road near Ashbourne has been hailed one of the country’s most dangerous in a recent study.
The A5012, which runs from the A515 at Newhaven, through the village of Pikehall, on to Matlock, which is also known as the Via Gellia, was found in a study of road accident statistics to be the UK’s second most dangerous road.
Roads in the county dominated the top 10, which was compiled by the Road Safety Foundation, with the most dangerous again emerging as the A537 Buxton to Manchester road, dubbed the ‘Cat and Fiddle’.
The study also revealed that single carriageway A roads are seven times more dangerous than motorways and 51 per cent of road deaths occur on rural highways.
The report, published last week, was sponsored by motor insurer Ageas.