Government data shows that London has more accidents (4,846) when the weather is poor than all other regions across the country, with nearly double the accidents that occur in Scotland and Wales, put together (2,629).
The compilation for Leasing Options showed that within London itself, Lambeth was found to have the most bad-weather related accidents, with 248 occurrences reported last year. However, when it came to accidents related to just ice and snow, Brent took top place with five crashes.
South East Ranked Worst Region for Snow/Ice-related Accidents
When it comes to real wintery weather, the South East is the worst region in Britain for accidents. 146 accidents were reported last year when conditions were icy, which is nearly twice as many as Yorkshire/Humberside (75) and three times as many as London (49).
Hampshire and Surrey were the top locations for ice and snow-related accidents, with 27 reported last year.
North East Ranked the Safest Region
One of the shocks of the data provided by the government was that the North East, which has just been struck with its first spell of snow a few weeks ago, was the safest region in Britain when it came to reported road accidents in poor weather, with only 806 incidents. That’s a whopping six times less than was reported in London.
County Durham had the highest number of poor weather-related crashes with 147, Northumberland was next with 137 and Newcastle Upon Tyne with 100.
According to the data, Hartlepool was the safest place in the region with only 24 reported accidents.
Glasgow Revealed To Be Twice as Bad as Edinburgh
Glasgow has nearly twice the number of poor weather-reported accidents (246) compared to Edinburgh (132).
There were also 10 accidents reported when it was icy/snowy last year compared to only 2 reported in Edinburgh.
The only area of Scotland to top Glasgow when it came to ice/snow-related accidents was the Highland area of the country, with 16 reported accidents.
Carmarthenshire Has the Most Accidents in Wales
The worst place for accidents when poor weather conditions hit Welsh roads is Carmarthenshire, which had 104 reported accidents last year.
In second place was not actually a county but in fact, the nation’s capital, Cardiff, which has 96 reported accidents in poor weather, only eight less than the whole of Carmarthenshire.