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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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?
Car Drivers in Reported Accidents by Gender
63% Male Drivers
37% Female Drivers
Car Drivers in Reported Accidents by Age
Total Accidents in England by Region
17% South East
13% North West
11% East of England
10% Yorkshire and the Humber
10% West Midlands
9% East Midlands
9% South West
4% North East
*Due to rounding, figures exceed 100 per cent
Top 10 Crash-for-Cash Hotspots
1. Barking: Essex A406 eastbound, junction with Abbey Road.
2. St Albans: Herts North Orbital Road at Noke Lane/Lye Lane.
3. West London: A40, intersection with North Circular Road, also known as the Hanger Lane Gyratory.
4. Kensworth: Beds A5 Dunstable Road/B4540 Lynch Hill junction.
5. Farnworth: Lancs M61 Junction 4.
6. Newton Heath: Lancs Oldham Bypass, roundabout at Manchester Road.
7. Warrington: Lancs Grange Avenue (roundabouts 7A, B, C, D).
8. Little Aston: W Mids Chester Road near Hobs Hole Lane junction.
9. Fen End: W Mids A4177 Honiley Road, heading towards Warwick.
10. Waltham Cross: Herts A10/A121 roundabout.
Accidents Occurring by Day or Night
Accidents Occurring by Road Condition
Accidents Occurring Near Junctions
Accidents By Junction Type
55% T or Slip Roads
7% Other Junction
*Due to rounding, figures exceed 100 per cent
All figures represent transport data for 2010 released September 2011.
SOURCES: DEPARTMENT FOR TRANSPORT, DIRECT LINE, AUTOEXPRESS.CO.UK
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