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Vauxhall Cars Involved In More Accidents Than Any Others

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Vauxhall Cars Involved In More Accidents Than Any Others

Official figures from the Department for Transport have shown that drivers of Vauxhall cars are involved in more accidents than any other car manufacturer.

More specifically, the Vauxhall Zafira is involved in more crashes than any other model, with the British car-maker's Astra and Corsa models featuring in second and fourth place in the top 10.

Of course, this could simply be because of the popularity of Vauxhall cars, given that there are loads of them on the road, but they're still involved in a serious amount of collisions.

The numbers are pretty damning.

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Vauxhall Zafira cars were responsible for 511 accidents for every 10,000 models, with the Astra involved in 363 per 10,000.

In third place was the Renault Clio, which had 335 accidents over the same number, and the Corsa had 314.

Vauxhall Corsa cars featured on the list. Credit: PA
Vauxhall Corsa cars featured on the list. Credit: PA

In terms of the overall manufacturers, Vauxhall had 335 accidents out of every 10,000 cars, whereas Renault had 334.

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Perhaps surprisingly, given the popular stereotypes surrounding them, BMW and Audi drivers only featured in eighth and 10th place.

Even more surprisingly, Audi drivers appear to be safer than those in BMWs, with just 192 accidents per 10,000 for those in Audi cars compared to 224 for BMWs.

Behind the Vauxhall drivers in the charts were Renault, Peugeot, and Ford drivers.

Basically, it could be read that the manufacturers with the cheaper cars, and therefore more cars on the road, are responsible for more accidents.

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Read into it what you like, these are just the concrete facts.

If you want to see the full tables to check whether your car is on it, you can see them below.

Otherwise, just remember to be safe out there on the roads.

The Vauxhall Astra was second on the list. Credit: PA
The Vauxhall Astra was second on the list. Credit: PA
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The top 10 most-crashed cars in the UK

1: Vauxhall Zafira - Accidents per 10,000 models: 511

2: Vauxhall Astra - Accidents per 10,000 models: 363

3: Renault Clio - Accidents per 10,000 models: 335

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4: Vauxhall Corsa - Accidents per 10,000 models: 314

5: BMW 3 Series - Accidents per 10,000 models: 29

6: Ford Focus - Accidents per 10,000 models: 273

7: Volkswagen Golf - Accidents per 10,000 models: 240

8: Ford Fiesta - Accidents per 10,000 models: 233

9: Volkswagen Polo - Accidents per 10,000 models: 231

10: Toyota Yaris - Accidents per 10,000 models: 227

Audi drivers might not be as bad as suspected. Credit: PA
Audi drivers might not be as bad as suspected. Credit: PA

The top 10 manufacturers to be involved in accidents

1: Vauxhall - Accidents per 10,000 models: 335

2: Renault - Accidents per 10,000 models: 334

3: Peugeot - Accidents per 10,000 models: 312

4: Ford - Accidents per 10,000 models: 299

5: Toyota - Accidents per 10,000 models: 270

6: Mercedes-Benz - Accidents per 10,000 models: 259

7: Volkswagen - Accidents per 10,000 models: 251

8: BMW - Accidents per 10,000 models: 224

9: Nissan - Accidents per 10,000 models: 202

10: Audi - Accidents per 10,000 models: 192

Featured Image Credit: PA

Topics: UK News, Interesting, Weird, Cars

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