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Lincolnshire has 3rd most dangerous roads in the UK

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Research by a national insurance company has revealed that Lincolnshire has the third most dangerous roads in the country.

The study, by A-Plan Insurance, divided England and Wales by police district and assessed the number of reported dangerous driving offences as a ratio of each district’s population.

Lincolnshire reported 10,004 instances of dangerous driving over 761,200 residents.

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All driving offences were down 27.5% compared to 2019, during which 711,440 reports were made.

A spokesperson from A-Plan Insurance, said: “Despite the obvious impact the UK’s lockdown has had on our use of the roads, a decrease of 27.5% in motoring offences is remarkable.

“With more employers choosing to persist with remote working solutions moving forward, one hopes that the UK’s roads will remain safer for both drivers and pedestrians.”

There were 515,758 driving offences reported in England and Wales during 2020, of which 431,573 related to dangerous driving such as driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, use of a mobile device while driving and incidents causing death or injury.

West Yorkshire topped the list with a total of 34,862 dangerous driving offences reported, and a regional population of 2,332,500, which equates to an offence for every 67 people.

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