These are the places in the UK with the highest rate of driving convictions

Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 3:45 pm
Updated Tuesday, 15th September 2020, 3:45 pm
Driving convictions in the UK are higher in some areas than others, according to new research (Photo: Shutterstock)

Driving convictions in the UK are higher in some areas than others, according to new research.

Motorists in Yorkshire and the Humber were found to have the highest motoring convictions rate in the UK, with 8.24 per cent, compared to the UK average of 6.73 per cent.

Analysis of data

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Car insurance comparison site analysed data from a sample of over 400,000 UK drivers in order to put together its research, focusing on regional motoring convictions data, which includes speeding, reckless driving and driving under the influence.

Drivers in London were found the least likely to have a motoring conviction, at 5.24 per cent.

This is the full UK breakdown of motorists who have been convicted of a driving offence within the past five years, ranked from highest to lowest.

  1. Yorkshire and the Humber – 8.24%
  2. Scotland – 8.01%
  3. Wales – 7.25%
  4. South West – 7.16%
  5. East Midlands – 7.16%
  6. North East – 7.01%
  7. East of England – 6.62%
  8. West Midlands – 6.35%
  9. North West – 6.25%
  10. South East – 6.09%
  11. Northern Ireland – 5.39%
  12. London – 5.24%

Advice for those with motoring offences

Those who have a motoring offence may have seen the cost of their insurance rise as a result.

Greg Wilson, founder and CEO of, said, “Reckless driving, speeding or drink driving can obviously increase your odds of being involved in an accident - but it can also have financial implications by driving up the cost of your insurance.

“If you have previous motoring offences, my advice is to shop around, negotiate and investigate different types of car insurance.”