As A Nation Whose Main Means Of Transport Is The Car, How Safe Are We Behind The Wheel?


Britain’s roads are busier than ever, but where would we be without our beloved cars? Nothing beats that feeling of freedom on the open road, and let’s be honest, It’s a heck of a lot easier than having to build your schedule around public transport!

However, as much as public transport can be a pain (who wants to share their personal space with strangers anyway?) it can be a lot safer than taking on our roads. After all, it’s not just you that you need to watch out for.

Halfords Autocentre has produced a report analysing just how safe we actually are behind the wheel. The report covers almost every aspect of driving in the UK, including; accident hotspots, understanding MOT rules, the worst UK junctions, and even the problem with potholes.

There’s also plenty of data to support the piece. Did you know that London is the region with the highest accident rates? If that’s not a surprise to you, how about the fact that 70% of accidents are caused by driver/rider error or reaction? And that one of the most common driving errors is a person failing to look properly. The report encourages drivers to take mistakes seriously, and be more aware on the roads.


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