One of Donegal’s rural roads has been identified on a list of Ireland’s worst accident blackspots.
A new analysis of the most treacherous road segments in Ireland has shown that the N56 in Gaoth Dobhair, where the road meets the junction of the R258 and crosses the Clady Bridge, is one of the 20 most dangerous areas.
The research carried out by Gamma Location Intelligence found that the Donegal segment had a collision rate of 125, based on the number of road accidents per 100 million vehicle kilometres.
The most dangerous stretch of road was found to be in Galway, located just east of Kylemore Lough, from Cliften to near Leenaune along the N59. This road had a collision rate of 1131.
Richard Garry, Director of Location Intelligence for Gamma said: “Overall, according to the data provided by Transport Infrastructure Ireland, collision rates are decreasing across the country.
“However, there are specific stretches of roads where the frequency of collisions is still high.
“Not only does this analysis show drivers where they need to take extra care; it is also useful for insurance companies as it identifies the areas which are worst for road accidents and enables them to better assess risk.”