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MAP: Cornwall's Most Dangerous Roads Revealed

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6:03am 3rd November 2014

Cornwall's most dangerous roads are revealed.

They are the A3058 between the A30 and St Austell and the A3082 between St Austell and Fowey.

A new safety map rates every one of the Duchy's A-roads, based on the risk of being hurt or killed.

The risk is calculated by comparing the frequency of road crashes resulting in death and serious injury on every stretch of road with how much traffic each road is carrying.

For example, if there are 20 crashes on a road carrying 10,000 vehicles a day, the risk is 10 times higher than if the road has the same number of collisions but carries 100,000 vehicles.

The Road Safety Federation says the data is based on statistical analysis between 2010-12 and admits some of the roads have had improvements made to them since then.

But it says, during the survey period the risk of a fatal or serious injury collision on the black road sections was 24 times higher than on the safest (green) roads.

Cornwall has only one "green" route, rated as low risk - that is the A389 between Wadebridge and Bodmin.

John Dawson from the Road Safety Federation said: "We should move road deaths towards zero. We now have the technology and understanding to be able to do that.

"Put simply we should no more accept death on the roads than we do in the air, on the sea or on the railways.

"We know the star rating of our stars, we know they're normally four or five star.

"But most people today die on one or two star roads - which have basic flaws. That is utterly unacceptable for the A-roads."

You can check how the roads you drive on are rated by scrolling down to the map below...

Cornwall's Most Dangerous Roads

6:03am 3rd November 2014

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