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The UK’s worst accident hotspots

And the places you're least likely to have a crash

Car collisions

According to figures released by the Department for Transport, there is a huge difference in the motor vehicle collision rate, depending on where you are in the country.

For example, London has some of the highest rates of accidents – the top 17 areas are all controlled by Local Highway Authorities in and around the capital.

The worst area to be in for car accidents is Islington, with a rate more than 10 times higher than West Berkshire – the area with the lowest collision rate in 2011.

We’ve listed the Local Highway Authority areas with the highest and lowest accident rates below. 

Unfortunately, some accidents are unavoidable, so be sure to follow these simple steps if you get caught up in one.

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Areas with highest collision rate

Islington – 463 collisions per 100 million miles driven

City of London – 426 collisions per 100 million miles driven

Camden – 382 collisions per 100 million miles driven

Westminster – 374 collisions per 100 million miles driven

Hackney – 370 collisions per 100 million miles driven

Areas with lowest collision rate

Warwickshire – 47 collisions per 100 million miles driven

Northamptonshire – 43 collisions per 100 million miles driven

Rutland – 43 collisions per 100 million miles driven

South Gloucestershire – 42 collisions per 100 million miles driven

West Berkshire – 38 collisions per 100 million miles driven

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