PORTSMOUTH has been named the second-top spot in the UK for traffic road accidents caused by driver error specialists confirm.
At number 1 the London Borough of Tower Hamlets appears to be ahead of the city for road traffic accidents as it peaks the list at 57.8% while the average across the whole nation is 47.2%, making error the most common cause of accidents in Britain. The data was released by the private number plate specialist’s regtransfer.co.uk.
In Portsmouth, the data found poor judgement from motorists causes 10.5% of accidents, pedestrian error causes 9.2% of accidents, driver inexperience leads to 9% and impairments and distractions account for 6.3% of crashes.
Further figures for Hampshire overall showed 15.9% of accidents are down to driver inexperience, 10.9% are accounted for by poor judgement, distractions cause 8.9%, whilst pedestrians cause just 5%.
Rick Cager, of Regtransfers.co.uk says: “Road safety is everyone’s responsibility. We hope by showing the sheer number of road casualties in Britain, it will make people more aware of what is most likely to cause an accident, and therefore hopefully prevent it from happening”.
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