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Cambridgeshire’s worst roundabouts for accidents revealed – Cambridge News

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Two Cambridge roundabouts have been named as the worst in the county.

Madingley Road/Queen’s Road/Northampton Street and the Trumpington Road double roundabout were the worst for accidents in our area, with seven taking place at each location.

The roundabout ‘league of shame’ is based on an analysis of hundreds of thousands of traffic accident records from July 2017 to June 2018.

The analysis found there was an average of one casualty per accident.

They were followed by the Boongate Roundabout in Peterborough.

There were six crashes there over the 12 month period – involving a total of 12 vehicles and injuring 11 people.

The Eye roundabout also saw six crashes, injuring a total of nine people, while there were six crashes at Highworth Avenue/Milton Road/Elizabeth Way, injuring a total of six people.

Nationally, the roundabout with the worst record in the year to June 2018 was the Redbridge Roundabout in London.

There were 18 accidents there – involving a total of 36 vehicles, and injuring 21 people.

That was followed by the Portsbridge roundabout in Portsmouth, with 17 accidents injuring 18 people.

The records were filtered so that only accidents taking place near roundabouts were shown and any records without a map reference were excluded.

The accidents were then clustered into areas, so that crashes on different sides of a roundabout were grouped together.

It is possible some dangerous roundabouts may have been missed from the list or ranked lower than they ought to.

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