It’s not just accidents at work where workers can suffer a personal injury, the journey into work can also be filled with hazards on the road as workers all battle for position to get to work on time. Around the country there are a lot of danger hotspots where improvements could be made, one of which is soon to undergo in South Yorkshire.
A new stretch of road is going to join Junction 31 of the M1 to the B6463 junction at Todwick near Rotherham and is looking at being finished by December 2013. The reason for the introduction of this new road is because the road that currently runs from the M1 junction to Todwick crossroads is one of the most dangerous accident blackspots in Yorkshire. From 2006 to 2011 there was:
- One fatality
- Seven serious accidents
- 30 other road accidents.
It’s good to see a council taking note of these statistics and looking to implement a solution to reduce the number of accidents in this area.