The roads where drivers are most likely to be involved in a crash have been revealed by new research.

According to police data the stretch of M6 running through Cheshire and Warwickshire, and the A8, which runs between Edinburgh and Glasgow, are the most crash-blighted in the country, with each road seeing an average of five incidents a week.

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The data, obtained by car leasing firm UK Carline, via a series of Freedom of Information requests showed that police recorded 277 serious collisions on both stretches of road in 2017.

Ten most common crash locations

Location Road Number of accidents
CheshireWarwickshire M6 227
Scotland A8 227
Devon A30 213
Dorset A35 173
Warwickshire A46 123
Staffordshire A34 112
West Mercia A49 106
Cheshire A49 92
Northampton M1 58

Behind them in the table of Britain’s riskiest roads sits Devon’s A30, which witnessed 213 serious collisions last year, the A35 in Dorset (173 crashes), and the A46 in Warwickshire (123 crashes).

Overall, Scotland saw the highest number of incidents among the 27 police forces which responded to the FOI request. A total of 6,253 crashes were recorded by Police Scotland in 2017. Manchester appeared second, with 1775 crashes in one year.

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