MoneySuperMarket conducted a study of more than 5.5 million car insurance inquiries, pinpointing where the most accident-prone drivers in the UK are located.

An eye-opening study conducted by MoneySuperMarket discovered the most accident-prone areas across the UK.

The study looked at more than 5.5 million car insurance quotes across 124 locations and found several interesting anomalies.  

It revealed that more than a fifth of drivers in Watford, England have been involved in a car accident in the last 5 years. It also noted that St Albans, Hemel Hempstead, Sutton and Slough were particularly problematic, with more than 20% of drivers in the locations being involved in a car accident.

On the other side of the spectrum, MoneySuperMarket found that the Outer Hebrides in Scotland where the safest place in the UK with only 9% of drivers experiencing a vehicle accident since 2014. Lerwick on the Shetland Island and Krikwall were second and third safest in the UK.

Interestingly, the study also found middle ages drivers were more likely to crash than younger drivers. In fact, 17 to 19 year olds were 5.5% likely to be involved in a car accident. Drivers aged 20 to 24 are next least likely, with almost 16% of them crashing in the last five years. Meanwhile, drivers aged 30 to 39 are most likely to have an accident with a ratio of nearly 20%.

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