Very Dangerous N-340

alm-n-340-taramay-onlDid you know that the N-340 in the vicinity of Almuñécar/Salobreña is one of the most dangerous stretches of road in Spain? It’s official.

The evaluation study, EuroRAP, carried out by the Real Automóvil Club (RACC), points out one particularly accident-prone, 32-kilometre stretch of the N-340 running between La Herradura and the main junction with the N-323 Granada road.

The opening of the coastal A-7 autovia relieved the old N-340 of most of its traffic, especially in summer, but even so, accidents on the above-mentioned part of the main road continue to make the news.

These 32 kilometres of N-340 can be divided into two distinct black spots:

The first is between the Málaga border and the main entrance into Almuñécar (16.5km) , which suffers 1.7 accidents per year with a traffic flow of 3,500 cars per day.

The second one is from the main entrance into Almuñécar and goes as far as the Granada N-323 junction, which is 16 kilometres long, with a traffic density of 12,000 cars a day. The average accident rate is 5.3 accidents a year.

Although this second stretch appears to be more dangerous, the fact that the cars-per-day figure is far higher than the La Herradura one, actually means that there are fewer accidents per car, so to speak.

(News: Almunecar/Salobrena, Costa Tropical, Granada, Andalucia)

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