Most dangerous driving hotspots in the UK unveiled - is your area on the list?
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Dangerous drivers have always existed as long as cars have blessed the roads. However, new data has confirmed that drivers are actually getting billed for speeding more and more with offences rocketing by approximately 60 per cent over the last decade.
According to data released by the Department for Transport, prosecutions increased by 18 per cent in the past year alone. Also, it’s been found that just under 2.7million drivers have penalty points on their licence in Great Britain today - a number equivalent to 5.3 per cent of all legal drivers on the roads, according to the DVLA.
Here are the UK’s most dangerous driving hotspots and just in case you find yourself in one of these postcodes… check your mirrors please.
Which UK area is the most dangerous driving hotspot?
Topping the list is Croydon, which was found to be the dangerous driving capital of the country. The stats show 1,870 people in the CR0 postcode currently have six or more points on their licence.
Another hotspot in London - Wembley - appears at number two. The NW postcode features a staggering 1,498 drivers with tarnished records. Leicester isn’t far behind with 1,488 while Slough in Buckinghamshire sits below on 1,288.
Bradford - which was recently named the UK’s most miserable city - appears on the list four times with different postcodes. Liverpool also has four postcodes on the list with one in 25 Merseyside drivers in L24 having at least six points on their licence.