Inverness is home to the UK’s best drivers - and the worst can be found in London

Research found that drivers in Inverness have the lowest number of road accidents, with drivers in Dumfries & Galloway and Perth following closely behind

The best and worst drivers around the UK have been revealed, with the Scottish city of Inverness coming out on top and the London borough of Sutton ranking at the bottom.

Research carried out by MoneySuperMarket analysed over 21 million car insurance enquiries by location in order to reveal the percentage of main driver claims which featured an accident.

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MoneySuperMarket found that drivers in Inverness have the lowest number of road accidents, with drivers in Dumfries & Galloway and Perth following closely behind.

Research found that drivers in Inverness have the lowest number of road accidents

Only 10.2 per cent of car insurance enquiries by Inverness drivers featured a main driver accident claim, with 11.44 per cent in Dumfries and Galloway and 11.49 per cent in Perth.

However, the London boroughs of Sutton and Hemel Hempstead were found to be home to some of the worst drivers in the UK, with almost 18.93 per cent and 18.85 of enquiries including a claim.

The 65 and overs age group was also found to be the least likely to claim on their policy for a road accident, with just 15.03 per cent of those in the 65 and over age bracket making a claim as a main driver.

However, those in the 20 to 24 year-old age group were found to be most likely to have a main driver accident claim.

Research carried out by MoneySuperMarket analysed over 21 million car insurance enquiries by location in order to reveal the percentage of main driver claims which featured an accident (Photo: Mark Hall/JPIMedia)

Kate Devine, car insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket, said: “Our research confirms that cities and towns in more rural locations tend to have a lower overall rate of main driver accident claims than places in more developed areas.”

These are the top 10 best drivers by area in the UK, based on the percentage of enquiries with a main driver accident claim:

- Inverness - 10.20%

- Dumfries and Galloway - 11.44%

- Perth - 11.49%

- Shrewsbury - 11.78%

- Belfast - 11.99%

- Llandudno - 12.22%

- Exeter - 12.60%

- Truro - 12.70%

- Aberdeen - 12.71%

- North West London - 12.73%

These are 10 worst drivers by area in the UK, based on the percentage of enquiries with a main driver accident claim:

- Sutton - 18.93%

- Hemel Hempstead - 18.85%

- Watford - 18.35%

- Slough - 18.23%

- Birmingham - 18.15%

- Huddersfield - 18.03%

- Halifax - 18.03%

- Kingston-upon-Thames - 18.01%

- Enfield - 18.01%

- Chelmsford - 17.89%

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