SCORES of drivers have crashed their vehicles while eagerly trying to peek a view of Stonehenge, new research has uncovered.

In the five-year period between 2013 and 2018, 60 motorists were involved in smashes along the road running near the famous landmark.

But, as part of data conducted by Select Car Leasing, along with road safety charity THINK!, it has been highlighted that – unsurprisingly, the worst road for accidents is the A303.

Research shows that eight incidents occurred on the busy stretch of road directly to the south of the stones, with another concentrated cluster to the east.

Yet, the most amount of collisions occurred at Longbarrow Roundabout.

Fifteen separate incidents were recorded in the five-year timescale.

As well as this, another three were recorded at the entrance to the site, next to the Stonehenge Visitor Centre and its coach and public car parks.

This high amount of crashes places the world-renowned landmark in fifth place, behind London's Houses of Parliament (79 incidents), Edinburgh's Scott Monument (89), Brighton Pier (124), and Buckingham Palace – which topped the list with 203 accidents.

The stones, however, recorded more incidents than landmarks including Windsor Castle (28), Blackpool Tower (30), and the Angel of the North (53).

Bosses at Select Car Leasing claim that the data was collected to highlight the perils of 'rubbernecking' while driving, which refers to the physical act of craning your neck to look at something of interest.

A spokesperson added: "The UK's motorists are slowing down in droves to look at accidents, animals in passing fields or even just to wave to their friends on the street.

"The sheer scale of the problem was highlighted by a case in 2015 where police prosecuted more than 40 motorists in a single hour who were slowing down to film a lorry crash.

"Rubbernecking' has developed from spying an accident on the motorway, to drivers actively slowing down on the many roads straddling famous landmarks to get a peek. The problem has become so severe in recent years, that authorities have put forward plans to build a tunnel next to Stonehenge, to put a lid on the issue."