EARLIER today The Bolton News revealed the five biggest car accident hotspots in the town, according to Greater Manchester Police.
All of the top five were in and around the town centre, with Spa Road, Derby Street, Lever Street and Bradford Street all making the list.
While these are the biggest danger spots in the period between March 2017 and March 2018, data visualisation website Plumplot has compiled a heat map collating data over a six year period to show where the biggest accident hotspots were around the whole country.
It also allows users to see what dangerous roads there are in their local area.
The Bolton News has compiled a selection of these heat maps for different parts of Bolton.
Bolton town centre
As well as top hotspot Spa Road in the top left of this graphic, there is a significant red flash in the top right corner – where Bradshawgate meets Deansgate and Churchgate.
Further down Bradshawgate, there is also a dark spot near Nelson Square, signifying a number of incidents over the years.
The junction of Market Street, Bolton Road, Gladstone Road, and Bentley Street is highlighted, along with where King Street becomes Market Street.
Blackburn Road, especially through Astley Bridge seems to be another dangerous area, along with adjoining A58 Moss Bank Way and Crompton Way.
While in west Bolton, unsurprisingly some of the biggest hotspots are close to the University of Bolton Stadium, in De Havilland Way and near the Beehive Roundabout.