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Terrifying Slip Road Considered The Most Dangerous In The UK

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Terrifying Slip Road Considered The Most Dangerous In The UK

Slip roads can be scary at the best of times, and it looks like one in particular is so bad, drivers have dubbed it ‘the most dangerous in the UK’. 

We’re talking about the M60 junction between Bredbury and Stockport, which leads vehicles onto the fastest lane on the motorway - you can see why some people find it intimidating:

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TikTok page UK Van Man, who showcases life as a UK van driver, shared dash cam footage of them driving down the slip road to show how treacherous it can be. 

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“Is this the most dangerous slip road in the UK?” they asked, adding: “You enter the motorway in the third lane.”

The clip has since gone viral, receiving over 306,000 views, 5036 likes and hundreds of comments from people debating just how bad the junction is. 

“It’s not good doing 56mph in to traffic going 70+,” wrote one user, while another said: “M60 Bredbury/Stockport junction towards Bury, absolute nightmare and too many lost lives.”

Credit: TikTok/@ukvanman
Credit: TikTok/@ukvanman
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Others, however, were not convinced that this should be dubbed the ‘most dangerous’, including this person who wrote: “You have plenty of time to pick up speed. Looks fine to me.”

A second said: “As an 18 year old I drove this everyday on my way home from work and I have to say it’s better than having to squeeze into the 1st lane on a busy motorway.

“The only problem I can see is for larger vehicles.”

While many people agree that this part of the M60 is a nightmare, some highlighted other slip roads that are just as terrifying while also putting the blame on drivers who don’t follow the Highway Code. 

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“We have a road like this in Newcastle upon Tyne: the A167 central motorway,” wrote one commenter. “It's a 50 limit on the main carriageway 50 limit on the slip road joining it onto the fast lane. 

“Competent driving is all that's needed.”

Then there were those who are just not fans of slip roads in general, with one driver writing: “Any slip road is dangerous especially if you got some donut entering the motorway doing 30mph.”

According to Manchester Evening News, the junction was originally designed to be a motorway crossroads that merged two pathways continuing east and north. 

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A lot of drivers just don't like slip roads. Credit: Wikimedia Commons
A lot of drivers just don't like slip roads. Credit: Wikimedia Commons

But these pathways weren’t built as planned and so now the slip road sees drivers joining the motorway at its fastest point. 

While this isn’t too much of an issue for visitors, the publication went on to point out the risk for HGVs, as they’re usually not permitted to be in the right-hand lane of motorways.

Featured Image Credit: TikTok/@ukvanman

Topics: Cars, UK News

Daisy Phillipson
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