Britain's most dangerous roundabouts revealed

Elephant and Castle roundabout

New government data has revealed the most accident-prone roundabouts in the country in the last six years, with eight of the top 10 within the London area.

The roundabout outside the Elephant and Castle station in Southwark, London, was found to be the most dangerous, as it had been the scene of 169 accidents since 2010.

Second place on the list was shared between the Bordesley Circus junction in central Birmingham and the Royal Docks Road roundabout in Newham, London, with both having 105 traffic incidents in the six-year period.

The latest statistics from the government show that 14,324 accidents occurred on roundabouts in 2015, which is a decrease of 885 on 2014's figure of 15,209. However, the statistics from 2013 were even lower, with 14,235 accidents at roundabouts.

Despite the improvement in accident figures, the number of deaths rose from 30 in 2014 to 54 in 2015.

The Great Cambridge Road and Churchill Way junction in Broxbourne, London, was fourth on the list, as the site witnessed 102 accidents, while the Redbridge Tube Station roundabout saw 99 incidents and putting it in fifth place.

Britain’s most dangerous roundabouts revealed

Britain’s most dangerous roundabouts revealed

The Edgware Road and North Circular roundabout in Barnet was in sixth place with 88 incidents, while the Lewisham High Street roundabout had 84 accidents putting it in seventh.

Rounding out the top ten was the Great Cambridge Junction in Enfield with 80 accidents, Hounslow's Hogarth Roundabout with 77 and the Heath Interchange near Chesterfield, Derbyshire, tenth with 74.

Written by Jack Healy