Leeds is one of the most dangerous places to drive in the UK, study finds

Leeds was voted in the top ten most dangerous cities to drive in the UK.

Leeds has been named as one of the UK’s most dangerous places to drive in the UK according to a study by Nationwide Vehicle Contracts.

Making its way into the top ten most dangerous cities in seventh place with 126 collisions per 100,000 in the population, Leeds is considered more dangerous than larger cities like Manchester and Glasgow.

The full list of the top ten areas with the highest amount of collisions is as followed:

  1. Nottingham with 6,848 collisions between 2013-2020 (164 per 100k population)
  2. Birmingham with 20,593 collisions between 2013-2020 (158 per 100k population)
  3. Bournemouth, Christchurch and Poole with 6,476 collisions between 2013-2020 (151 per 100k population)
  4. Liverpool with 7943 collisions between 2013-2020 (140 per 100k population)
  5. City of Bristol with 7,333 collisions between 2013-202 (139 per 100k population)
  6. Sheffield with 8,384 collisions between 2013-2020 (135 per 100k population)
  7. Leeds with 13,348 collisions between 2013-2020 (126 per 100k population)
  8. Leicester with 5,917 collisions between 2013-2020 (125 per 100k population)
  9. Manchester with 6,969 collisions between 2013-2020 (94 per 100k population)
  10. City of Glasgow with 8,188 collisions between 2013-2020 (89 per 100k population)
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The study also found out what conditions these crashes took place and what age groups were involved:

Collisions in dry conditionsCollisions in the wet/dampCollisions in the daylightCollisions in the dark
167,62560,267165,90061,773
Casualty ageCasualty numberSlightly injuredSeriously injuredKilled
10-1621,1682,3633,34571
17-2355,0312,4467,525406
24-3053,1712,4566,450391
31-3740,6092,4461,831235
38-4433,8762,0831,463179

According to the report, 704 cars and 480 motorbikes make up the number of casulties involved in accidents, as well as 671 pedestrians, 447 pedal bikes and 47 buses.

Image: Clark Van Der Beken, Unsplash

Speaking about the findings of the study, Nationwide Vehicle Contracts has also offered advice about what to do if you find yourself involved in an accident.

“If you’re ever involved in an accident, the best thing to do is remain calm. Stop the car, turn off the engine and switch on the hazard warning lights. You or someone else may need to call an ambulance or the police. Once you feel able, you should also speak to your insurance provider to make a claim.”

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