Spain’s high-risk roads

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Photo: Adria Jimenez


SHOCKING new statistics reveal that one out of every 20 kilometres of road in Spain is considered high risk, and just nine roads in the country account for nearly 50 per cent of Spain’s ‘black spots’.

The most dangerous road in the country is a section of the N-320 between the provinces of Guadalajara and Madrid – with an average of three accidents per year – and the best province to use the road if you’re a driver in Spain is Murcia, which “does not have one single black spot”.

A study conducted by EuroRAP, prepared in collaboration with 18 other European automobile clubs, found that 5.2 per cent of the 24,647 kilometres of the Spanish road network analysed were found to have a “very high” accident risk. These areas, known as ‘black spots’, are set according to the number of deaths and serious accidents, in relation to the daily average intensity of traffic.

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According to Spanish newspaper El Mundo, Catalonia is the region with the most high risk areas in Spain, followed by Castilla y Leon and Galicia. The majority of high risk areas feature secondary and mountain road networks. The study also found that the N-260 in Girona has more than 105 ‘black’ kilometres.


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