Essex ranked 37 of 78 counties.

Serious crashes in the county fell by 2% between 2010-12 and 2013-15.

Unless road safety is improved, Essex will fall short of international targets to halve road deaths within a decade.

Persistently higher risk roads


From roundabout with A10 (next to Cedars Park) to A104 (Epping New Road)

22 serious crashes between 2013 and 2015

0 fatal


From the A414/A1019 roundabout (Burnt Mill) to the A414 roundabout (Southern Way)

6 serious crashes between 2013 and 2015

2 fatal


From the A13 north of Lakeside Shopping Centre to the A1089 Dock Approach Road (Asda Roundabout)

15 serious crashes between 2013 and 2015

0 fatal

Improved roads


from the A1250 in Bishop's Stortford to A138/A1114 roundabout in Chelmsford

49% reduction in serious crashes

Number of crashes


9,698 Slight


1,904 Serious


117 Fatal


Cost of crashes


Annual total



Per resident


Risk rating

  • Low risk roads
  • Low-medium risk roads
  • Medium risk roads
  • Medium-high risk roads
  • High risk roads
  • Motorway
  • Single and dual carriageway
  • Unrated roads
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