Urban roads the most dangerous in 2018

Urban roads were more dangerous than rural ones in the UK during 2018, according to analysis by car finance broker ChooseMyCar.

The latest Department for Transport figures showed that London has seen more crashes than any other region while 60% of crashes happen on roads with a speed limit between 21 and 30mph, also seeing the highest percentage of fatal crashes-34%.

Sixty-seven per cent of all accidents happened around towns and cities where large numbers of cars are often in close proximity to each other, but the figures were almost reversed when it came to fatal incidents, with 62 per cent happening on rural roads. But roads with a limit of 61mph or more saw 7% of crashes and 13% of fatal accidents.

London saw the highest number of incidents at 25,662 over the course of 2018, but had the lowest number of fatal incidents per one million people at just 12%, but the north east had the second-lowest number at 19, while the south-west had the highest at 31.


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