Britain’s top 20 worst roundabouts for crashes, scrapes and bumps revealed
Navigating roundabouts can be tricky for even the most experienced of drivers.
Whether its meandering across lanes or trying to read enormous road signs while having little to no idea where you're heading – nearly every driver has come unstuck at one point.
But new data has now revealed there really are some roundabouts that top the list as the worst in the country.
Making it onto the roundabout 'league of shame', we've compiled a list of the top 20 worst in the country – based on the number of accidents and casualties in the year July 2017 – 2018.
Topping the list is a London roundabout, that has seen the most accidents in 12 months.
Redbridge Roundabout near the Redbridge tube station in the Capital was the worst in Britain, with 18 accidents taking place there.
The crashes led to 21 casualties, affecting a total of 36 vehicles.
Second in the list was was the Portsbridge roundabout in Portsmouth, with 17 accidents injuring 18 people.
London once again took third spot, with the Western Avenue/Hanger Lane roundabout in Hanger Hill seeing 16 crashes over the 12 month period.
Those crashes involved a total of 31 vehicles, injuring 22 people.
Surrey took fourth spot, with the the London Road/Staines Bypass roundabout recording 15 accidents that injured 24 people across the year..
Hyde Park Corner, one of London's busiest tourist spots, also ranked highly on the list of most dangerous roundabouts.
There were 14 accidents there, involving a total of 28 vehicles and injuring 16 people.
The Department for Transport 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.
Top 20 worst roundabouts in the UK
1. London, Redbridge roundabout – 18 accidents
2. Portmouth, Portbridge roundabout – 17 accidents
3. Ealing, Hanger Lane roundabout – 16 accidents
4. Spelthorne, London Road roundabout – 15 accidents
5. Westminster, Hyde Park Corner roundabout -14 accidents
6. South Ribble, Clayton Brook Interchange – 13 accidents
7. Barking and Dagenham, A124/Hertford Road roundabout – 13 accidents
8. Westminster, Charing Cross roundabout – 13 accidents
9. Central Bedfordshire, Bedford Road roundabout -12 accidents
10. Birmingham, Bordesley Circus – 12 accidents
11. Westminster, Marble Arch roundabout – 12 accidents
12. Crawley, Hazelwick roundabout – 12 accidents
13. Maidstone, Sittingbourne Road roundabout – 11 accidents
14. St Albans, Park Street roundabout – 11 accidents
15. Havering, Eastern Avenue roundabout – 11 accidents
16. Brighton and Hove, Old Steine roundabout – 11 accidents
17. Nottingham, Western Boulevard roundabout – 11 accidents
18. Sheffield, University square roundabout -10 accidents
19. Birmingham, Belgrave Interchange -10 accidents
20. Newark and Sherwood, Kelham Road roundabout – 10 accidents
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