The places in Wales where you are most likely to have an accident in bad weather

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The worst places in Wales for bad weather car crashes have been revealed.

Areas in North Wales had particularly low accident rates, with only Flintshire and Gwynedd making it into the top 10, but not near the top.

One of our counties was actually considered the safest, according to figures from automotive experts.

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The worst place for crashes when bad weather hits Welsh roads is Carmarthenshire, which recorded 104 car crashes linked to snow, ice, rain or flooding last year.

In second place was not actually a county but in fact the national capital, Cardiff, which has 96 reported accidents in bad weather, just eight less than the whole of Carmarthenshire.

Here we can reveal the worst places in Wales for accidents caused by bad weather:

Region/local authority

Wet or flooded

Snow or ice

Total

Carmarthenshire

103

1

104

Cardiff

96

0

96

Powys

87

3

90

Pembrokeshire

63

3

66

Rhondda Cynon Taff

55

3

58

Caerphilly

52

2

54

Newport

53

0

53

Flintshire

50

0

50

Gwynedd

48

2

50

Swansea

49

0

49

Bridgend

45

0

45

Ceredigion

42

3

45

Wrexham

40

2

42

Conwy

40

1

41

Denbighshire

30

1

31

Monmouthshire

28

1

29

Vale of Glamorgan

27

0

27

Neath and Port Talbot

24

1

25

Blaenau-Gwent

21

3

24

Merthyr Tyrfil

23

0

23

Torfaen

16

0

16

Isle of Anglesey

12

1

13

Leasing Options used data from the Department for Transport’s RRCGB reports for this research, their comprehensive report can be found here.

When the roads are covered with snow and ice, a car’s stopping time is 10 times longer than when driving on a dry road.



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Winter is far from over and there’s a chance of more snow and ice in the coming weeks, so don’t forget to check the weather forecast and also be careful when driving.

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