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Accident Hotspots and Dangerous Driving Conditions

GIVE WAY DRIVING DANGER ZONES Your Risk of an Accident Behind the Wheel Where and when you travel in England can affect your chances of being in an accident. Certain regions, weather types, and road junctions are more dangerous than others. Do you know where you're safe? WHO GETS INTO VEHICLE ACCIDENTS? 63% 37% Which Gender Gets Into More Accidents? According to data from the Department for Transport, more male drivers are involved in accidents than female drivers. MALE DRIVERS FEMALE DRIVERS Which Age Group Gets Into More Accidents? Though drivers involved in accidents are fairly evenly distributed across age groups, drivers aged 40-49 are involved in one-fifth of all accidents. Car Drivers in Reported Accidents by Age *Per cent of total accidents in 2010 by involved driver's age 17-19 20-24 25-29 30-34 35-39 40-49 50-59 60-69 70+ 7% 14% 12% 11% 10% 20% 13% 7% 6% WHERE ACCIDENTS HAPPEN IN ENGLAND Accident Zones in England Fraudsters Hotspots Each year more accidents occur in London Motorists can be victims of chance in an accident, but and the South East than any other region. they can also be victims of people who intentionally cause an accident to try and claim compensation. Here are the top 10 places where these "Crash-for-Cash" schemes happen. The North East records the fewest NORTHEAST accidents of any region. 13% Per cent of Total Accidents NORTH WEST in England by Region 10% Top 10 Crash-for-Cash Hotspots 20% - 15% Famworth YORKSHIRE AND THE HUMBER Lancs M61 Junction 4. 14% - 11% Newton Heath Warrington Lancs Grange Avenue (roundabouts 7A, B, C, D). Lancs Oldham Bypass, roundabout at Manchester Road. 10% - 7% 7 6% - 1% 9% EAST MIDLANDS Kensworth Beds A5 Dunstable Road/B4540 Lynch Hill junction. Little Aston -----------------..- 8. W Mids Chester Road near ---..........-O Hobs Hole Lane junction. 11% EAST OF ENGLAND Fen End 10% Waltham Cross ---------- W Mids A4177 Honiley Road, ---.. WEST MIDLANDS heading towards Warwick Herts A10/A121 roundabout West London A40, intersection with North Circular Road, also known 3 the Hanger Lane gyratory. 17% SOUTH EAST 18% Barking -Essex A406 eastbound, junction with Abbey Road. LONDON 9% SOUTH WEST St Albans Herts North Orbital Road at Noke Lane/Lye Lane. CONDITIONS FOR LIKELY ACCIDENTS Accidents More Common in Dry, Daytime Conditions Fewer accidents occur at night than occur during daylight hours, when more cars are on the road. Accidents Occurring by Day or Night Accidents Occurring by Road Condition *Where road conditions were reported. 68% DRY 75% CONDITIONS DAYLIGHT 25% WET OR FLOOD 25% CONDITIONS DARKNESS 7% SNOW OR ICE CONDITIONS Where Accidents Occur The majority of accidents take place at or near junctions. The greatest risk of accidents is in slip roads, where 55 per cent of all junction accidents occur. Accidents Occurring Near Junctions Accidents By Junction Type "All figures represent transport data for 2010 released September 2011. *Due to rounding, figures exceed 100%. 55% T OR SLIP ROADS 60% OCCUR AT A JUNCTION 17% ROUNDABOUT 40% OCCUR AT LEAST 20 METRES FROM A JUNCTION 16% CROSSROADS CAYTHORPE HOVERINGHAM 7% OTHER JUNCTION UIANE 6% GUNTHORPE PRIVATE/ENTRANCE BINGHAM SOURCES: DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT, DIRECT LINE, AUTOEXPRESS.CO.UK

Accident Hotspots and Dangerous Driving Conditions

shared by calmyourbeans on May 28
We take a look at some of the most accident-prone hotspots on England's roads, the areas with the most crash-for-cash fraudulent claims and in what conditions you're most likely to have an accident on the road.



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