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Knutsford Road named as dangerous
RED Routes are roads in the borough that carry a high level of risk of death or seriously injury. However it is not the roads themselves that present the danger; it is the users of them.
Knutsford Road was the latest designated Red Route; in last three years 45 adults and children have been killed or seriously injured there.
How many Red Routes are there in Warrington?
There are now seven Red Routes in Warrington:
Kingsway North and South 39 casualties
Knutsford Road, Halla Way, Thelwall Lane 45 casualties
Longford Street, Marsh House Lane,
Padgate Lane 43 casualties
Lovely Lane, Folly Lane, Kerfoot Street 43 casualties
Manchester Road, east of M6 16 casualties
Manchester Road, west of M6 37 casualties
Myddleton Lane, Southworth Lane, Smithy Brow,
Lord Street, Mustard Lane, Wigshaw lane 30 casualties
How are Red Routes chosen?
The council's road safety team has identified the roads based on detailed analysis of collision and casualty data collected over the last three years.
How will I know if I am on a Red Route?
Red Routes are clearly marked with specials signs like the one seen in this photo with 45 pupils from Our Lady's Catholic Primary, Wash Lane representing the lives lost on their nearest Red Route - many of the pupils travel along it everyday on their way to and from school.
So what can you do?
· Be aware of Red Routes and take extra care when travelling on them
· Stay within the speed limits
· Wear your seatbelt
· Give the road your full concentration, don't get distracted
· Keep a safe distance from the vehicle in front.
For further information please visit the ‘traffic management and road safety' section of the council's website.