The UK’s most dangerous road
The Road Safety Foundation has revealed that the UK's most dangerous road is the A285 between Chichester and Petworth in West Sussex, which links the A27 with the A272.
What makes a road dangerous?
The 12-mile stretch has earned its title due to a 16% increase in the number of fatal and serious crashes between 2007 and 2012. These have included cars running off the road, motorcycle crashes and even head-on collisions.
The Road Safety Foundation said the risk is mainly because of the large number of bends.
There have been attempts to make the road safer but so far there's been no positive change in the crash rate - leading the foundation to label it "persistently high risk".
As an ancient rural route, the A285 does not meet the design standards of a modern road. It can be frustrating to some drivers and riders or seem exciting and challenging to others.
West Sussex County Council
It's only dangerous if drivers don't adapt to conditions
It's worth remembering that a 'dangerous' road is really just a road that requires more concentration while you're driving. If a route has a lot of bends, reducing your speed is usually the safest option.
A road itself isn't dangerous - not adapting your driving to its conditions is.