IAM reveals best and worst areas for road accidents

The areas that made the biggest improvements in reducing the number of deaths and serious injuries on their roads have been revealed.

The areas that have done the best at reducing the number of serious injuries and deaths on the road, as well as the ones that have done the worst, have been revealed.

According to the Institute of Advanced Motoring (IAM), the top three areas that had seen the biggest reductions in road deaths and serious injuries were Nottingham, Tower Hamlets and Chester/Chester West. These places had seen a decrease of 98, 81 and 78 incidents respectively in 2013 compared to 2012.

On the other hand, Lancashire, Kent and Cumbria were the areas that were worst for incidents, having seen increases of 72, 70 and 43 respectively.

The IAM collated these results using statistics on reported casualties from the Department of Transport.

Speaking about the results, chief executive of IAM Simon Best said: "Figures will always vary from year to year but the wide variations do suggest that some councils are much better at putting measures in place that are having a marked difference in reducing the numbers of deaths and serious injuries on their roads."

Making up the rest of the top ten areas for improvements in reducing the number of serious injuries or deaths on the road were Suffolk, Hackney, Staffordshire, Islington, Greenwich, Gloucestershire and Redbridge.

Meanwhile, the local authority-led areas the made up the rest of the bottom ten were Norfolk, East Sussex, Rotherham, Wirral, Surrey, Worcester and Hampshire.

Drivers, too, can help to cut their chances of being involved in such accidents. They must be sure they are fully alert when driving and aware of what is going on around them.

It is also worth making sure that their car is in good condition so that a mechanical failure or a tyre blow out doesn't land them in trouble. To avoid this, it is important to have your car serviced regularly so that an expert technician can work out if there is anything wrong with it.

 
  • On: 26 July 2014
  • By: CarShop

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