WORST WALES ROADS NAMEDic Wales - 24 Jun 2007. £8m has recently been spent on electronic message signs and road sensors designed to give drivers the latest information on traffic conditions on the English side of the M4, near Bristol, in a bid to tackle the appalling accident rate there.
So far this year, 702 accidents have occurred on 18 principal roads in Wales. This is an average of 39 incidents per road with a high of 259.
Wales' principal motorway stretch, and busiest road, was the M4 which suffered 259 incidents whilst the A48, A470, A55, A40 and A465 combined registered 342.
The most accident-prone stretches of road in Wales are dominated by the M4. The Westbound stretch from Junction 29 Cardiff East to Junction 32 Cardiff North already has 36 reported accidents this year. The Eastbound stretch between J33 Cardiff West and J32 Cardiff North takes the next spot with 17, and the Westbound stretch between the Brynglas Tunnel and J26 Newport (North) has 12. The M4 dominates the top ten accident-prone stretches of road in Wales with 119 incidents occurring in ten stretches alone. The top A road stretch is held by the A48 Eastbound between Llanbeder and East of Caerwent with 8 incidents.