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Spaghetti Junction "Britain's most intimidating road"


Spaghetti Junction "Britain's most intimidating road"Birmingham's Spaghetti Junction has been voted Britain's most intimidating road system.

According to the survey carried out by Britannia Rescue, the second worst intersection area was the M8 and its junctions through central Glasgow while Marble Arch in central London was third.

Birmingham and London faired particularly badly in the survey each having 3 of the top 10.

Almost one in 10 drivers say they avoid "scary" junctions altogether and as a result drive an average of 238 miles extra a year on detours.

Large roundabouts were considered to present the most confusing aspect of urban driving, followed by one-way systems, speed humps, cameras and box junctions.

A quarter of those polled by breakdown company Britannia Rescue thought many road junctions were badly designed.

Britain's "scariest" junctions:

  1. Gravelly Hill (Spaghetti Junction), Birmingham
  2. M8 junctions through central Glasgow
  3. Marble Arch, London
  4. Magic Roundabout, Swindon, Wiltshire
  5. Hanger Lane Gyratory, West London
  6. M5/M6 intersection, Birmingham
  7. Piccadilly Circus, London
  8. Five Ways junction, Birmingham
  9. Magic Roundabout, Hemel Hempstead, Hertfordshire
  10. Kingston Bridge, Glasgow

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