Study puts Lincoln as ‘second worst city in the UK to be a motorist’

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Lincoln has been named the ‘second worst place in the UK to be a motorist’ in a study published by a national motor parts company.

The study was based on a number of elements including accidents per 1,000 people, percentage of A roads requiring maintenance, vehicle thefts per 1,000 people and the cheapest available parking in the city for one hour.

Lincoln came second to London out of the 50 cities included in the Volkswagen Motor Parts study, with York being placed as the best place in the UK to be a motorist.

The company sourced information from government statistics for 2015 and 2016.

Study: Volkswagen Motor Parts

According to the statistics, the average amount of accidents in Lincoln per 1,000 people was 2.93 per year.

The study also found that 30% of all A roads in Lincoln require maintenance.

For every 1,000 people in Lincoln, there was an average of 6.95 vehicle thefts, the study found.

The study also revealed that the cheapest available parking in the city for one hour was £1.60.

Lincolnshire County Council was recently allocated an extra £5.4 million from the government to spend on highways improvements in the county, including in Lincoln.

The county council now has £35.4 million for road improvements in the 2017-18 financial year, including £2,482,000 to be spent on repairing potholes in the county.