Vauxhall owners are most likely to be involved in car crashes warns new data

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The popular British brand topped the list of accidents by manufacturers when experts analysed the averages. Meanwhile, three of the brands most popular cars featured in the top five vehicles with the highest accident rates in the UK.

Vauxhall models were involved in 107,275 crashes between 2015 and 2019, according to the Department for Transport data analysed by Rivervale Leasing.

With over three million Vauxhall cars on the road in the UK, the firm has an accident rate of 335 per 10,000 models.

Vauxhall’s Zafira model topped the list of affected cars with 12,076 crashes for its 236,269 cars registered in the UK.

This puts the car as having an accident rate of 511 per 10,000 vehicles.

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This has left Rivervale to calculate an accident rate average of 314 crashes per 10,000 cars.

Renault was the second most affected manufacturer with 24,545 crashes for its 1million models registered in the UK.

This puts their average accident rate at 334 collisions per 10,000 vehicles.

The French manufacturer’s most affected model was their popular Clio.

The car recorded 13,971 crashes across their 416,823 models with an accident rate of 335 crashes per 10,000 vehicles.

Other models highlighted as likely to be involved in crashes include popular models such as the BMW 3 Series and the Ford Focus.

The 3 Series had an accident rate of 297 crashes per 10,000 vehicles with the Ford Focus recording 273 accidents for 10,000 cars.

Ford told their cars include an “increasing number” of driving assist features to detect the risk of accidents.

They said this would minimise the likelihood of impact and car damage.

Bud Johnson, Marketing Manager at Rivervale Leasing urged drivers they could avoid an accident” by taking some precautions.

He said: “Ultimately, safety is a top priority for any driver, so you should take steps to avoid an accident in the first place.

“Stick to the speed limit, never tailgate and always keep your eyes on the road.

“If you unfortunately do get into an accident, stop your vehicle as soon as you can safely and call an ambulance if anyone is seriously hurt.

“You will likely be in shock after a crash, so remember to take time-stamped photographs of your vehicle and other cars involved to remind you of the details.” have contacted Renault, BMW and Vauxhall for further comment.

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