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Election Drive

By: Dave Robbins
09 April 2015

With electioneering now in full swing, if you’re wearing your driving hat - here’s where you might want to put your vote this May.
A recent survey compiled by PACTS (transport safety advisers to Parliament) and insurers Direct Line has taken a look at which Parliamentary constituencies have the best and the worst record on road fatalities. The period covered (2008-2013) doesn’t exactly match the recently dissolved Parliament, so there’s no political axe to grind on this subject at least.
Even better, for balanced reporting purposes, the top six most dangerous constituencies are evenly split. All we can say is: watch out constituents of Boston & Skegness (Conservative), Bradford East (Lib Dem), Bradford West (Independent), Great Grimsby (Labour), Preston (Labour) and Peterborough (Conservative).
There’s great news for those living north of the Border; the top four safest places to drive are all in Scotland. Mind you, on this occasion, the Scottish Nationalists can’t claim any credit, as three out of the four are all Labour controlled with the fourth belonging to the Lib Dems. By the way, and in no particular order they are: Glasgow North, Dunfermeline and West Fife, North East Fife and Aberdeen South.
Interestingly the fifth safest constituency to get behind the wheel is right outside Parliament’s door – Westminster!
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