New research has revealed the top 10 UK regions which have recorded the lowest number of road accidents – and Swansea features, with only 192 accidents reported.
The results form part of wider research by Bill Plant Driving School that reveal the best UK areas for learner drivers, by looking at the locations with the most approved instructors, the most provisional licence holders, the least road accidents and congestion, as well as those with the best driving test pass rate.
The research revealed that in Swansea there are 171 approved driving instructors per 100,000 people.
There are 30,706 provisional licence holders per 100,000 people and between 2021-22 the average driving test pass rate was 50%.
Swansea reported the 9th fewest accidents in the whole of the UK according to the research, with 4 motorway accidents, 72 A road accidents and 116 minor accidents in the data period.
Newport was the only Welsh area that had fewer accidents, coming in at 8th overall.
The research also revealed that Reading has been named as the UK location with the most approved driving instructors. Across the city, there are 286 instructors per 100,000 people.
Reading also has the highest number of provisional licence holders per 100,00 people, with over 47,000 being male and more than 53,000 being female.
The UK area with the least congestion is Telford, followed by Lincoln, Peterborough and Hereford.
Durham has the best driving test pass rate in the UK (63.4%), followed by Perth (61.4%) and Hereford (61.0%). All three areas have more female drivers who have passed than males.
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