Tuesday, 28 October 2014

Northumberland ranked poorest for road safety

Data derived from the Department for Transport (DfT) datasets show that Northumberland has placed bottom in the list of safest roads in England last year, with 5.98 accidents per 1000 population.

On the other hand, Greater London is statistically the safest county for road users, with just 0.3 accidents per thousand people. 

Of course, the data shows that communities living in the top two (which also includes Greater Manchester) ranked counties rely heavily on public transport, which will have some bearing on the final statistics and overall ranking.

The list of top ten safest counties are as follows:

1: Greater London (0.3)
2: Greater Manchester (0.84)
3: Herefordshire (1.13)
4: West Midlands (1.22)
5: Middlesex (1.47)
6: Rutland (1.49)
7: Isle of Wight (1.72)
8: Merseyside (1.85)
9: Oxfordshire (1.91)
10: Norfolk (1.96)
11: Bedfordshire (2.05)

The most dangerous counties (accidents per 1,000 population) in England are as follows:

40: Gloucestershire (4.14)
41: Bristol (4.28)
42: Buckinghamshire (4.35)
43: East Yorkshire (4.49)
44: Lincolnshire (4.5)
45: Surrey (4.55)
46: Lancashire (4.7)
47: Staffordshire (5.04)
48: Cleveland (5.12)
49: Northumberland (5.98)

A more comprehensive analysis can be found at our website: http://www.traffic-update.co.uk/news/northumberland-roads-ranked-most-dangerous/2033/

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