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There can be roads which through bad/obsolete design can be dangerous.
A couple of examples;
In Dundee (my original home town), there is a road called Riverside Drive - until about 10 years ago, there would be a car leaving the road in exactly the same corner (the road is a 50mph limit), every few weeks. This happened for years - baffling everyone as excessive speed/driver inability wasn't an issue, until someone noticed that the corner had an adverse camber, therefore, if it was damp - the person with the least grip was flung off onto the grassy verge.
Another case is the A90 Dundee - Perth, many casualties caused by gaps in the central reservation encouraging traffic to make turns across the face of oncoming traffic (now thankfully closed off).
I agree, that poor driving practices (lack of anticipation/ability, poor vehicle maintenance) are all more common reasons, but the fundamentals begin with a good road design.
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