New study reveals UK’s most dangerous roads

A new study has identified the areas of the UK with the most road traffic accident casualties per 100,000 people.

The study, conducted by Zutobi to raise awareness among its learner drivers, found that Kingston upon Hull had the highest rate of road casualties outside of London with 360.3 per 100,000. Powys was second with 351.

Lincolnshire, Surrey, north east Lincolnshire, east Sussex, north Lincolnshire, Kent, Nottingham and Birmingham were also in the top 10 regions.

However, London contained far and away the most dangerous roads, with Westminster topping the list with 656.3 casualties per 100,000.

Kingston and Chelsea were second with 500.2, ahead of Hammersmith (422.9), Lambeth (416.2) and Tower Hamlets (415.7). Rates in Southwark, Haringey, Camden and Barking were also higher than Hull.

Meanwhile, the study also revealed that men are more likely than women to be involved in a car accident, with 59.6% involving men and 39.9% involving women, with the 25-34 age group most likely to be injured in a car accident, accounting for 21.4% of total accidents.