England tops the league.

A new report reveals that England tops the UK’s road safety league table with the lowest rate for deaths on the roads.

In 2009 there were 3.8 fatalities per 100,000 people in the UK. England is lowest with 3.6 fatalities per 100,000, compared with Northern Ireland (6.4) – the highest. Both Scotland and Wales stand at 4.2.

The north east (2.8 fatalities per 100,000) and the north west of England (3.4) are the safest places to drive, while the east Midlands (5.1) is the most dangerous.

The report also looks into that although the UK is now top of the European road safety league, the risk of being killed on UK roads varies considerably around the country.

While England’s northern regions are the safest, they are at the bottom of the car ownership league table – more than a quarter of households don’t own a car. This is compared with more than 80% of households in the south east and the south west who own one or more.

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