Gauteng and Cape Town Had the Most Car Accidents in 2023

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Budget Insurance has launched its findings primarily based on accidents reported in 2023 to find out which provinces and cities have the most effective drivers. 

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In response to accident claims information from 2023, the Northern Cape, Freestate and Limpopo are the three provinces with the bottom variety of accident claims which is logical contemplating the quantity of registered autos on the roads in these provinces. Moreover, East London, Rustenburg, Centurion, and Pietermaritzburg had been highlighted as cities with the bottom accident claims in 2023. 

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In distinction, the provinces with the very best variety of accident claims, in ascending order, had been KwaZulu-Natal, Western Cape and Gauteng. When it comes to the cities with the “worst” drivers, once more in ascending order, had been Johannesburg, Pretoria and Cape City. Curiously, over the past two years, a number of provinces’ variety of accident claims has elevated. Mpumalanga noticed a 31% improve, the Western Cape rose by 22%, and Gaunteng elevated by 22%. Funds Insurance coverage has additionally highlighted the will increase in numerous cities, similar to Centurion elevated by 54%, Rustenburg skilled a rise of 39%, and Cape City’s accident declare figures by 36%. 

Here’s a record rating every province from the least to most automobile accidents: 

  1. Northern Cape
  2. Free State
  3. Limpopo
  4. North West
  5. Mpumalanga
  6. Jap Cape
  7. Kwa-Zulu Natal
  8. Western Cape
  9. Gauteng

That is how the key cities rank, starting from least to most: 

  1. Rustenburg
  2. Centurion
  3. Pietermaritzburg
  4. Port Elizabeth
  5. Bloemfontein
  6. Durban
  7. Johannesburg
  8. Pretoria
  9. Cape City

Curiously, Funds Insurance coverage has additionally said that the music that drivers take heed to impacts their driving. Information instructed that hip hop was probably the most distracting music style, whereas R&B and gospel had been “good genres for driving to”. 

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