Slough riskiest place to drive

Slough, in Berkshire, has been named the most likely place to have a motor accident.

The town, which has been made famous by Rick Gervais's comedy The Office and a damming poem by Sir John Betjeman, has come top of an accident hotspot list, after there were 49% more claims made in Slough than the national average.

The list was compiled by Endsleigh Insurance Services and is based on the frequency of claims in different areas.

Ilford in east London was the second most accident prone town with 44%, followed by Birmingham.

The company found the safest place to drive was Belfast, which was 44% below the national average, followed by Swansea and Aberdeen.

The towns with the highest frequency of motor accident claims, with the percentage above the national average, were: Slough (49.1%), Ilford (44%), Birmingham (33.1%), Bradford (27.8%), London (24%), Burnley (19.9%), Plymouth (17.2%), Stockport (14.4%), Manchester (13.1%) and Milton Keynes (12.2%).

Those towns with the fewest claims, with the percentage below the national average, were: Belfast (-44.3%), Swansea (-27.3%), Aberdeen (-22.9%), Cambridge (-22.1%), Cheltenham (-15.6%), Chester (-13.4%), Glasgow (-12.1%), York (-11.5%), Ipswich (-11.5%) and Norwich (-11%).

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