Toyota Prius named UK’s most accident-prone automotive
Information from GoCompare exhibits there have been round 71,000 Priuses registered within the UK in 2016, with 787 accidents in the identical yr involving the mannequin.
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Second place went to the Citroen Saxo, which had an accident price of 106 out of each 10,000 examples. The BMW 330d was third with 102 out of each 10,000 being concerned in a crash.
By way of manufacturers as a complete, Vauxhall was essentially the most accident-prone. There have been round 3.6 million of the producer’s fashions registered within the UK in 2016, with 22,490 accidents that yr involving them – a price of 62 out of each 10,000 examples.
In the meantime, Daewoo and SEAT have been in joint second-place, every with an accident price of 60 out of each 10,000 of their fashions.
Though the youngest demographic of drivers are sometimes thought to be essentially the most accident-prone, GoCompare’s information means that these aged between 26 and 35-years-old are literally concerned in additional crashes, with the age group being concerned in 23.94 per cent of all incidents in 2016.
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London was essentially the most harmful area, with 101 of each 10,000 vehicles within the metropolis being concerned in a crash in 2016. The Metropolis of London was particularly unhealthy, with 1,200 of each 10,000 vehicles within the borough having an accident that yr.
The second-worst general area was Yorkshire and the Humber, with 47 accidents per 10,000 vehicles. As for roads, the A4 was the worst, with 705 crashes in 2016.
When you would possibly count on increased pace limits to end in extra accidents, that wasn’t the case. In 2016, there have been 79,569 crashes in 30mph zones – practically 10 occasions the quantity that occurred on roads with 70mph pace limits.
The truth is, the closest runner-up to 30mph limits was 60mph zones, which noticed 16,723 accidents in 2016.
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