Coventry best for motorbike owners

Friday, June 21, 2019

New research from Brightside Insurance suggests Coventry is the best place to live if you’re a motorbike owner.


Data collated included vehicle theft, hours stuck in traffic, rainfall, motorbike test pass rates, speed limits, petrol prices, frequency of accidents and the number of motorbike clubs in the area.


Cardiff was found to be the worst place for a motorbike owner. It scored the lowest points both for rainfall per year and bike clubs. Rain causes increased stopping distances and slippery surfaces, as well as reduced visibility. Approximately 3,000 people were killed or seriously injured when driving in the rain in 2016.


Greater London was the second lowest scoring city. Not only are drivers stuck for longest in traffic per year, the average speed limit is also the lowest. London is also the place which scored the worst for road traffic accidents.


Coventry proved best in terms of the least hours stuck in traffic per year, and scored highly in the rainfall, average speed limit and petrol prices categories. Interestingly, Coventry had the same amount of motorbike clubs as Cardiff, however its other factors more than made up for the smaller selection of clubs to pick from.


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