Kent ranked 73 of 78 counties.

Serious and fatal crashes in the county increased by 18% between 2010-12 and 2013-15, with road safety performance falling behind Britain as a whole.

Unless improved, Kent will fail to meet international targets to halve road deaths within a decade.

Persistently higher risk roads


From the A28 at Margate Main Sands to A355 next to Chatham and Calrendeon Grammar School

15 serious crashes between 2013 and 2015

0 fatal


From the A254 in the north and A254 in the south

12 serious crashes between 2013 and 2015

0 fatal

Number of crashes


13,165 Slight


1,715 Serious


149 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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