Islington is the second most dangerous borough for motorists

dangerous roads islington graph
Graph: Lara Williams

Islington is the second most treacherous borough for motorists, after the City of London, according to a new analysis of road accident data.

The analysis shows that there are 313 motor accidents per 100 million miles driven on Islington’s dangerous roads. The figure compares with just 48 in Hillingdon, meaning that drivers in Islington are almost seven times more likely to experience a crash than those in the West London borough.

Islington is also the third most likely borough in which motorists will have a crash that results in death or serious injury.

dangerous roads islington graph
Graph: Lara Williams

 

Islington councillor Claudia Webbe, the executive member for environment and transport, said: “We still have too many road accidents, we’re striving for zero per annum.” “However we do have the smallest borough in the UK, with the densest network of roads”.

The analysis was produced by NimbleFins, an online retail comparison service, using data from the Department for Transport.