A537 Cat and Fiddle Project Lee Murphy Cheshire Safer Roads Partnership Manager [email protected] The Most Dangerous Road in Britain!. *No casualties attributed to road layout in last 3 years.
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Of the 27% fatal and serious collisions between 2005-2007, over two-thirds involved a motorcyclist, nearly
three times the average on the motorway and A road network.
When collisions involving motorcyclists are removed, the A537 becomes one of the lowest risk roads in the country. (EuroRAP 2009)
V1 (Honda CBR 900 RR-3) travelling towards Buxton fails to negotiate a left hand bend and collides into V2 (Suzuki GSXR 1000 K6) travelling from Buxton towards Macclesfield.
This is not a new problem. negotiate a left hand bend and collides into V2 (Suzuki GSXR 1000 K6) travelling from Buxton towards Macclesfield.
But the level of death and injury has fallen significantly since mid 1990’s.
SPECS3 can monitor vehicles from behind
extends enforcement to motorcycles
Both cameras must be configured for rear-facing coverage
Bid put to Road Safety Grant process on behalf of Cheshire and Derbyshire partners
£600k applied for from Government
£600k match funding from partners (as cash and cash in kind)
Telephone survey with 400 local residents and Derbyshire partners
7 out of 10 respondents feel it is important to resolve any issues on the Cat and Fiddle road compared with other issues in the area.
8 out of 10 respondents think that motorbikes are an issue on the Cat and Fiddle Road.
“Do you think there are any issues with the Cat and Fiddle section of the road?”
43% of respondents said there is an issue with dangers of speeding motorbikes on the Cat and Fiddle section of the road and 31% said that there are too many motorbikes.
How confident are you agencies will resolve the issue and Derbyshire partners
Very confident Not Very
Police 65% 11%
Council 52% 23%
Central Government 43% 34%
Road Safety Partnership 51% 25%