Moray is safest place in Britain to drive

Drivers in Forres are are among the safest in Britain according to new research.

Moray tops the table of Britain’s safest place for drivers in a study commissioned by car insurance experts CarInsurance.ae who analysed Department of Transport data from 2013 to 2020 in areas* across Great Britain on the rate of reported road accidents per 1,000 people.

Moray has a population of 95,710 and has an average of just 70 car accidents per year, giving a score of 0.74 accidents per 1,000 population.

In second place is East Dunbartonshire with 0.75 road accidents per 1,000 of its population. The area, which borders north-west Glasgow, has an average of 82 road accidents per year and 108,750 residents.

Orkney was third, Aberdeen fourth and East Renfrewshire fifth.

In all, eight local authority areas in the top ten were in Scotland. At the bottom of the table, London boroughs occupied all ten of the lowest places.

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