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UK’s most accident-prone cities revealed

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The Compensation Experts have revealed the top 10 most accident-prone cities based on road accidents and accidents in the workplace.

Using data gathered by The Office of National Statistics (ONS) and Health and Safety Executive (HSE), The Compensation Experts have broken down the top 10 most accident-prone cities in the UK based on total road and workplace accidents per capita.

Kingston upon Hull claimed the top spot; there were 603 reported-road traffic accidents and 207 workplace accidents reported last year, that makes for a total accident count of 910.

Peterborough follows as the second top accident-prone city with 327 road accidents and 232 workplace accidents, totally 559 accidents. Peterborough’s lower population increases its accidents per capital to 0.0028.

Portsmouth comes in third position, seeing 427 road traffic accidents and 142 workplace accidents, giving Portsmouth an accident per capita rate of 0.0027.

Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson at The Compensation Experts, said: “With more accidents happening in cities up and down the country each year, it’s more important than ever to ensure you’re covered should the worst happen, but we urge Britons to stay safe and be vigilant when out and about.

“To see which areas are the most accident prone in the UK, please read our full study.”

Fleets and business drivers are being warned of major changes to the Highway Code, which take effect from Saturday (January 29).

The new rules are aimed at improving road safety for vulnerable road users – pedestrians, cyclists and horse riders.

For more information on the study visit The Compensation Expert website.

UK's top 10 most accident-prone cities

Rank

City

No. of Road Accidents

No. of Workplace Accidents

Total Accidents

Accidents per capita (Index Score)

1

Kingston upon Hull

603

307

910

1.000

2

Peterborough

327

232

559

0.713

3

Portsmouth

427

142

569

0.672

4

Nottingham

553

319

872

0.648

5

London

49386

23448

72834

0.588

6

Wakefield

387

451

838

0.570

7

Derby

415

190

605

0.560

8

Brighton

553

131

684

0.556

9

Birmingham

1802

851

2653

0.549

10

Wolverhampton

376

238

614

0.547


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