Safer drivers do like to be beside the seaside

WRC Llandudno

Motorists hoping to avoid a car accident should move to the seaside, according to research conducted by ClassicLine Insurance.

New data from the specialist insurer shows that it received the fewest amount of claims from drivers in the Scottish coastal city of Dundee, with the Welsh resort of Llandudno finishing a close second. Other locations appearing in the top ten include Blackpool and Aberdeen.

Predictably, London is the place to avoid if you fancy a stress-free driving experience – six of the capital’s districts appeared in the bottom ten, with NW and N the most accident-prone postcodes.

‘Something in the sea air’

Chevrolet at the seaside

Ian Fray, managing director at ClassicLine Insurance, said: “Our snapshot of UK motoring indicates that drivers in Dundee are the safest behind the wheel, whereas Londoners are most likely to be in a motoring prang.

“It also highlights that there must be something in the sea air which makes drivers more chilled out. Perhaps living near the coast makes people more relaxed and also more laid back in their driving habits.”

Ian added: “London is one of the most congested cities in the world and presents its very own stresses and unique driving challenges, which might explain why so many areas around the capital have increased accident driving claims with us.

“Given this scenario, our advice is to head to the seaside this weekend!”

The top ten tables in full

  Ten postcode areas with the lowest accident claim frequency Ten postcode areas with the highest accident claim frequency
1. DD Dundee NW London
2. LL Llandudno N London
3. TR Truro E London
4. KA Kilmarnock W London
5. HU Hull L Liverpool
6. FY Blackpool SW London
7. NP Newport HX Halifax
8. DT Dorchester SE London
9. AB Aberdeen SR Sunderland
10. LA Lancaster WD Watford