A new poll has highlighted areas where
drivers are most likely to hit a tree
- 2nd February 2010
A new poll has found that Lincoln, Shrewsbury and Taunton are
the most likely places in the country for drivers to have a
car crash involving a tree.
The survey from
elephant.co.uk found that by contrast, Durham, Blackpool and
Halifax had the greatest risk of colliding with a lamp post and
Halifax again scored highly in the places where you are most
likely to hit a wall.
Places in Scotland saw the greatest risk of hitting an animal,
with Inverness particularly high, followed by Perth, Dumfries,
Orkney and Aberdeen.
Elephant.co.uk managing director Brian Martin said: "Of course,
car accident is distressing, whether you hit another
vehicle, an animal or an inanimate object, but we were
interested in seeing if there were any trends. Not surprisingly,
Scots were the most likely to hit an animal, as you would expect
to find more wild and farm animals in more rural areas.
"However, it was unclear why we would see more collisions with
lamp posts, trees and walls in the other areas. It's difficult
to see why these towns in particular would top the list for
these types of accidents."