What Do the UK’s Most Dangerous Drivers Look Like?

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by Zutobi · Updated May 07, 2021

It’s estimated that globally, someone is killed on the road every 30 seconds, with 20 injuries taking place too. And it’s not just drivers involved in fatal road collisions, as around 750 pedestrians are killed each day too.

We all want to avoid dangerous drivers, but what makes a driver dangerous? To find out, we analysed UK road traffic accident data to create profiles of what a dangerous driver looks like – from their age and gender, to where they live.

Most Dangerous British Drivers

Which gender is most likely to be injured in an accident?

Males are more likely to be injured in an accident in the UK, with the latest figures showing they accounted for 59.6% of total casualties, 19.7% more than females.

Which age group is most likely to be injured in an accident?

The 25-34s are most likely to be injured in a car accident, accounting for 21.4% of total accidents. New drivers aged 16-20 make up 9.9% of total casualties, at approximately 15,000 per year.

Which areas are most likely to be injured in an accident?

  1. Westminster: The bustling central London borough which is home to the UK government had the highest number of road casualties per 100,000 people, meaning you are more likely to find yourself in a car accident here than anywhere else in the United Kingdom.
  2. Kensington and Chelsea: Not too far from Westminster is Kensington and Chelsea, where there are approximately 500.2 road casualties per 100,000 people.
  3. Hammersmith: Finally, another London District, Hammersmith, ranks in third with approximately 422.9 road casualties per 100,000 people.

Most Dangerous British Drivers Ranked

As you can see, the majority of the most dangerous local authorities for road accidents were found in London, so we’ve also taken a look at the areas outside of the capital which see the most casualties per person. You can see the full lists of the most dangerous local authorities below!

Methodology

All data sourced from the Department for Transport’s road traffic statistics. The figures relate solely to incidents where at least one person was injured. Again, all figures relate to crashes in 2019.

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