London most dangerous area for bikers

Capital accounted for 22% of all motorcycle accidents in 2011

Posted: 4 April 2012
by Visordown News

LONDON has been revealed as the most dangerous area for bikers, as data is released ahead of the most dangerous day to ride a bike - April 5th.

According to insurance claims to Bennetts in 2011; 22% of all motorcycle accidents occurred in the capital with Leicester, Norwich, Portsmouth and Bristol following as the next worst spots.

Bennetts are pushing a campaign at to get motorcycle-related questions in the theory test, helping to raise awareness of motorcycles and help reduce accidents.

There are approximately 28,000 accidents involving motorcycle riders a year, with riders in their 40s the most likely to crash.

Further figures also showed that bikers named David account for 15% of total claims, followed by Paul at 14% and Andrew at 11%.

So if your name is David, you're in your 40s and you're riding in London tomorrow - you've been warned.

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Phew thank god i live and ride in Germany :-)

Posted: 04/04/2012 at 12:12

I live in Norwich and i'm called Fish LoL !!

Posted: 04/04/2012 at 12:36

Not good - middle name is David, in my 40's, will be riding in London tomorrow...

Posted: 04/04/2012 at 14:20

"Capital accounted for 22% of all motorcycle accidents in 2011"

Not quite. What you (and Bennett) mean is that 22% of claims handled by Bennett in 2011 were made as a result of accidents in London.

London will always have the highest number of accidents simply because of the number of bikes.

I'd like to know what % of the insurance market Bennett has as this would shed some light on the relevance of its "survey".

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Posted: 04/04/2012 at 16:25

Mark... most statistics that aren't instantly apparent have a criteria by which they are gathered... here the criteria was clarified, so while you're correct it was a statement that didn't really need saying.

It would have been more interesting to analyse the stats with respect to the number of people in each area they had insured with them, without which, as you say, the stats are relatively useless because London has more bikes.

Posted: 06/04/2012 at 10:43

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