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England tops UK safety league

England tops UK safety league

England has topped a UK road safety league table compiled by the Institute of Advanced Motorists (IAM).

According to a report entitled Comparisons, England's roads are safer than those in Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

Despite this, there were also discrepancies between regions within England, with the north-east and north-west being the safest places to drive and the east Midlands being the most dangerous.

IAM director of policy and research Neil Greig noted that although England is the safest nation, the UK as a whole ranks number one for road safety in Europe.

Mr Greig noted, however, that stabilising road safety across the UK could significantly lower annual fatalities.

"Bringing the worst areas in the UK up to the same level of the best would save many more lives and reduce serious injuries. This should be a prime focus for central, devolved and local government road safety plans," the director argued.

The IAM is the UK's leading road safety charity, campaigning to save lives by raising awareness of dangers on the roads.ADNFCR-3205-ID-800425229-ADNFCR