Portsmouth named in top ten for worst places to drive in England

PORTSMOUTH has been named the sixth worst place to drive in England.

Monday, 28th November 2016, 7:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 12:42 pm
GRIDLOCKED - traffic at a standstill trying to get into the city of Portsmouth, from the M275 flyover at Rudmore and the Mile End Road. 010806_0070_GRIDLOCKED.JPG PICTURE/MICHAEL SCADDAN PPP-161110-111536001

A survey from price comparison website MoneySupermarket has named the city in the top ten for the country, based on an analysis of car accidents, road rage, road quality and statistics of vehicle crime.

According to the survey, 1093 road accidents took place in 2015, 60 per cent of drivers experienced road rage with 31 per cent of vehicle crime taking place within a one mile radius of the city centre.

However, the city can take solace in the fact that Southampton was named worse for driving after finishing fourth.

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Kevin Pratt, consumer affairs expert at MoneySupermarket said: ‘Everyone’s had a bad experience with driving at some point, whether it’s being caught in a jam or some sort of accident.

‘Accidents, vehicle crime and poor road conditions can all affect car insurance premiums, so we want to make sure that everyone has the best information when it comes to controlling their insurance costs.’

To see the full list, head to moneysupermarket.com/hubs/car-insurance/worst-place-to-drive