Figures published by the Department for Transport (DfT) have revealed that the number of road deaths has fallen across the UK over the past year.
Yet with almost 200,000 total injuries on Britain’s roads in 2012, our highways are still a dangerous place, some more so than others.
Here are the top five accident black spots in the UK that you should watch out for:
Not surprisingly, the capital has the highest number of reported road accidents in the country. With congested roads and a dense urban population the chances of being involved in an accident are heightened compared to other parts of the country.
The county has an extraordinary high rate of accidents. Statistically speaking, one out of every 254 people in the county were involved in a road traffic accident in 2012.
Maidstone is notorious as an accident black spot within the county, with the town experiencing a higher rate of car accidents than anywhere else in Kent.
With 45% of the total number of accidents in the West Midlands happening in Birmingham, England’s second biggest city is taking its fair share of motoring injuries.
West Yorkshire’s biggest city accounts for 35% of accidents in the county. Despite this, the urban sprawl means that there around half the number of deaths than recorded in rural areas.
Also the number of accident black spots within the city has fallen, meaning that Leeds may not be on this list for much longer.
Even if you take away the cities of Portsmouth and Southampton, Hampshire is a hotbed for motoring accidents.
The county’s many A-roads and dual carriageways have been the scene of numerous car accidents down the years.