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Where the most car accidents occur in the UK

The UK city hotspots for minor and severe crashes in the last 10 years.

Unfortunately, road traffic accidents cannot be helped for the most part and no matter where you are driving in the UK, you need to keep your wits about you as anything could happen.

During the Christmas period, it's even more important to stay alert at all times when out on the road due to cold weather conditions that can bring ice and snow, as well as sadly those that undertake the selfish act of drinking and then driving their car.

The risk of an accident occurring in bigger cities around the country is heightened due to the increased number of cars and cyclists on the road, as well as there being a denser number of pedestrians to look out for.

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CarMoney has collated a vast amount of data on traffic accidents across the UK over the past 10 years and put together a great collection of interesting statistics and heat maps on where to be extra vigilant when driving in each of the top 10 cities.

The data has been split into minor and severe accidents. A minor accident is when a knock has taken place, such as going into the back of someone at a relatively low speed, whereas severe is when a serious or fatal incident has taken place.

London

Minor - 27,514
Severe - 4,650
Total - 32,164

London roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. Oxford Street - 92
  2. Regent Street - 44
  3. Shaftsbury Avenue - 42
  4. Piccadilly - 35
  5. Tottenham Court Road - 29

Birmingham

Minor - 7,689
Severe - 1,336
Total - 9,025

Birmingham roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. Lee Bank Middleway near McDonald’s - 31
  2. Bordesley Circus Roundabout - 23
  3. Bath Row/B4127 - 21
  4. A4400 near University College Birmingham - 13
  5. MacDonald Street x Bissell St - 10

Leeds

Minor - 5,997
Severe - 1,067
Total - 7,064

Leeds roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. Otley Road - 39
  2. Headingley Way - 35
  3. A58 (Before Easterley Road) - 34
  4. Woodhouse Lane - 29
  5. A65 - 27

Leicester

Minor - 5,698
Severe - 701
Total - 6,399

Leicester roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. Narborough Road (north & south) - 48
  2. A6 - 30
  3. Melton Road - 26
  4. Charles Street - 20
  5. Catherine’s Road - 16

Bristol

Minor - 5,594
Severe - 698
Total - 6,292

Bristol roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. A4018 of Park Street and College Green - 23
  2. Stapleton Road A432 - 23
  3. A420 approaching Temple Way Underpass - 13
  4. Baldwin Street - 9
  5. Malborough Street - 9

Nottingham

Minor - 5,337
Severe - 883
Total - 6,220

Nottingham roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. A6200 - 35
  2. Alfreton Road - 29
  3. A609 - 27
  4. Upper Parliament Street - 23
  5. Gregory Blvd - 18

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Liverpool

Minor - 4,410
Severe - 1,062
Total - 5,472

Liverpool roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. Smithdown Road - 41
  2. Walton Road - 32
  3. A5038 - 29
  4. Hanover Street - 25
  5. Victoria Street - 12

Glasgow

Minor - 4,529
Severe - 857
Total - 5,386

Glasgow roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. B808 - 37
  2. St Vincent Street - 26
  3. Broomielaw - 20
  4. Argyle Street - 16
  5. Reinfield Street - 15

Sheffield

Minor - 4,153
Severe - 886
Total - 5,039

Sheffield roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. Glossop Road - 26
  2. London Road - 24
  3. Bramall Lane - 20
  4. Spital Hill - 13
  5. Eyre Street - 11

Edinburgh

Minor - 4,193
Severe - 801
Total - 4,994

Edinburgh roads where severe crashes occur most often:

  1. North Bridge - 54
  2. Princess Street - 49
  3. A700 - 27
  4. South Bridge A7 - 23
  5. London Road - 18

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