30mph roads '10 times more dangerous than motorways'

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New road data suggests that 30mph roads are actually more dangerous than motorways and dual carriageways. The reason for this is because more accidents occur on these roads and are actually ’10 times more likely.’ The data analysed by Go Compare found that there were only 8,156 accidents on motorways in 2016, as opposed to 79,569 which took place in 30mph zones.

Number of accidents recorded on the roads, divided by speed limit

1. 30mph roads – 79,569 recorded accidents

2. 60mph roads – 16,723 

3. 40mph roads – 10,615

4. 20mph roads – 9,633 

5. 70mph roads – 8,156

6. 50mph roads – 5,286

Young motorists are typically perceived as the most dangerous on the roads but the data suggests that this is not exactly the case.

It found that drivers in the 26-35 age bracket are involved in more accidents than their younger counterparts.

Of all the accidents recorded in 2016, close to a quarter (23.94%) involved drivers aged between 26 and 35.

Accidents recorded, divided by age group

1. 26 – 35: 23.94% of all accidents recorded were caused by this age group

2. 16 – 25: 20.50%

3. 36 – 45: 19.05%

4. 46 – 55: 16.32%

5. 56 – 65: 9.85%

6. 66 – 75: 5.98%

7. 75 and over – 4.14%

If drivers have an accident on the road they are likely going to make a claim against their insurance whether that is a no-fault or at-fault claim.

While an at-fault claim will see your premium increase more, you can also be penalised for a no-fault claim too.

Lee Griffin, a founding member of GoCompare explained: “While a no-fault claim won’t see your premium rise as much as an at-fault claim, making any claim will almost always lead to an increase in your premium.

“If you don’t make a claim after an accident, some insurers will still increase your premium, due to them seeing you as more likely to be involved in another accident later on.

“That’s why it’s crucial you’re shopping around for the best deal.”

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