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Portsmouth is the second-worst UK city for crashes caused by driver error

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”.

The Personal Injury Team at Swain & Co Solicitors has a huge amount of experience in all types of Personal Injury claims and they regularly assist successfully vulnerable road users, whether they are pedestrians, cyclists, motorcyclists or any other on a daily basis.

Swain & Co Solicitors are both passionate and compassionate about what we do and how we do it.

We will deal with your claim in an efficient, effective and sympathetic way so that you receive the best service and compensation possible.

We offer our free advice in an approachable manner. If we consider that your claim has reasonable prospects of success, we can offer to fund your claim using a  “No Win No Fee” arrangement where it is guaranteed that if you do not win an award of compensation, there will be no fee, giving you peace of mind right from the beginning of your claim.

Swain & Co Solicitors feel strongly that it is important to protect their client’s legal rights and give them the quickest and most efficient service throughout their case.

If you or someone you know has suffered an injury following a Road Traffic Accident, the Personal Injury Team at Swain & Co will ensure that you receive the compensation you deserve.

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