TOP TEN WORST UK CITIES FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING

TOP TEN WORST UK CITIES FOR DANGEROUS DRIVING

by Content Team |
posted 10 November 2021

Last year, there were 131,220 road traffic casualties in the UK, 1,580 of which were fatal.  Roads throughout the UK are a major risk to both drivers and pedestrians alike but how many Brits knowingly break driving laws making the roads even more dangerous?

The Compensation Experts surveyed over 2,000 drivers in the UK to find out which cities are home to the most dangerous drivers in the country, from drink driving to speeding, to using your phone and more.

Out of the whole of the UK, the study can reveal that it’s Bristol roads that are home to the most dangerous drivers, followed by London, Cardiff, and Leeds. Based on the number of residents that admit to driving whilst tired, speeding, using your phone whilst at the wheel, and driving over the limit.

Whilst 97% of Brits agree that being distracted whilst driving is dangerous, still almost half (48%) admit to eating and drinking whilst driving, and 47% admit to both driving whilst being tired, and speeding.  With a third (33%) of Brits saying they’re nervous drivers and not aware of all the rules and regulations. That’s not really a surprise, considering the number of people that do commit illegal acts whilst driving.

Bristol might have the most dangerous drivers in the UK overall, but only 13% admitted to driving over the speed limit; whereas in Leeds, 53.6% say they’ve driven faster than they should by law.

Norwich, Bristol and Cardiff are next in the rankings with over half (50%) of drivers admitting to speeding in the past too.  Shockingly over one in six (17%) of Cardiff drivers have admitted to driving whilst drinking over the limit, with Norwich and Bristol drivers in second and third place.

Almost one in five (19%) UK drivers say they don’t know the rules for driving after having a drink, but most shockingly, is that less than a quarter (22%) of people surveyed thought that having a drink POSITIVELY impacted their abilities as a driver.


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