New research has revealed the most dangerous UK areas for pedestrians, with the City of London area coming out on top.
The study by personal injury experts Claims.co.uk analysed the latest data from the Office For National Statistics on road collision statistics to see which areas had the highest percentage of collisions involving pedestrians on average each year.
It found that the City of London area is the most dangerous area in the UK for pedestrians. Between 2012 and 2021, there were, on average, 211 collisions a month in total, with 61, or 28.18%, of these involving pedestrians, which is the highest of any area in the UK. Statistically, 2018 was the most dangerous year for pedestrians, with 32.49% of collisions involving them that year.
Dundee City comes in second place and is also statistically the most dangerous UK area in Scotland for pedestrians. 132 collisions occurred in the area on average each year between 2012 and 2021, with 32, or 24.30%, of these involving pedestrians. 2018 was the most dangerous year for pedestrians in the area, with 29.67% of collisions involving pedestrians.
Coming in third place is another London area in Westminster. On average, there have been 1,139 collisions each year between 2012 and 2021. It was found that 32, or 24.30%, of these involved pedestrians. 2013 was also the most dangerous year for pedestrians, with 29.7% of collisions involving them.
Glasgow City ranks fourth on the list, with 175 collisions each year involving pedestrians on average, which is around 22.17% of the 768 total collisions each year in the area. Glasgow City’s most dangerous year for pedestrians was 2012, with 26.14% of all collisions involving them.
Rounding out the top five is the Camden area, which comes in with 22.05, or 134, of the 602 collisions on average each year between 2012 and 2021 involving pedestrians. Statistically, the area’s most dangerous year for pedestrians was 2014, with 24.38% of collisions involving them.
Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson for Claims.co.uk said: “While some areas in the UK may have a considerably large amount of collisions involving cars, it’s interesting to also where the hotspots for pedestrian collisions are as well. It’s essential to see this information nowadays too, with many cities turning more and more walkable with time, and this list highlights potentially where work needs to be done.”