These are the five 'most dangerous roads' in Sheffield where you're most likely to crash

The most dangerous roads in Sheffield have been revealed, with a heat map showing the parts of the city with the most crashes.

Monday, 17th May 2021, 10:04 am

Glossop Road tops the table, according to research by Car Money, with 26 serious crashes recorded there in the past decade.

The car finance firm analysed results from crashmap.co.uk to rank the roads with the highest number of ‘significant’ collisions – those in which people died or were seriously injured – in the UK’s 10 most populous cities.

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A heat map showing the most dangerous roads in Sheffield (pic: Car Money)

Overall, Sheffield was ninth on the list, with a total of 5,039 crashes recorded, including 886 serious or fatal collisions and 4,153 ‘slight’ crashes, involving a bump or shunt.

The roads in Sheffield with the highest number of significant crashes over the last decade, according to the study, are:

Glossop Road - 26

London Road - 24

Bramall Lane - 20

Spital Hill - 13

Eyre Street - 11

Car Money said many of the crashes on Bramall Lane had happened while motorists were passing Sheffield United’s eponymous stadium but the St Mary’s Gate roundabout at the bottom is the biggest hotspot on that stretch of the A621, with 52 accidents there over the last 10 years.

Over the last decade, the total number of crashes recorded in Sheffield has fallen by 22 per cent but there has been a 163 per cent rise in significant collisions, the study found.

London unsurprisingly saw the most crashes over the last 10 years, with a total of 32,164 recorded there, and Birmingham was second, with 9,025 collisions.