Germany’s worst drivers live in the south

Germany’s worst drivers are concentrated in the south of the country, according to a new study by the Berlin-based German Insurance Association (GDV).

Germany's worst drivers live in the south
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The organisation, which includes 457 private insurance companies, analysed and compared regional auto accident statistics with the national average to estimate insurance rates for German drivers.

The results showed that the safest areas were in the northeast: the Elbe-Elster and Oberspreewald-Lausitz districts in the state of Brandenburg, as well as the Mecklenburg-Strelitz district in Mecklenburg Western-Pomerania. All three had far fewer accidents than the national average.

The two worst areas for drivers were in the southern Bavarian cities of Kaufbeuren and Passau.

Breaking with the north-south trend, the densely populated German capital of Berlin reported the third-highest amount of accidents in the country.

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