Research reveals Yorkshire as road kill capital of UK

Research has revealed that the Yorkshire and Humberside region is the most likely place for an animal to be hit by a vehicle.

Wednesday, 22nd April 2015, 11:24 am

The survey carried out by revealed that 63 per cent of Britons have killed an animal whilst driving, whilst cats were revealed as the most likely animal to be hit and killed by a vehicle.

According to the new study in the UK, Yorkshire and Humberside is the road kill capital of Briton, with 16 per cent of those who have run over an animal stating that it happened in that area.

Researchers at the money saving website carried out the survey as part of ongoing research into driving and car repair expenses.

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Nick Swan, CEO of, said: “These results are really upsetting. It’s sad to see that so many animals are dying each year as a result of being hit by vehicles; however it is sometimes unavoidable. Britons really need to be more careful when driving to ensure that they are not responsible for the death of any animals.”

The team polled a total of 3,345 people aged 18 and over from around the UK for the purpose of the study. Participants were a balanced range of ages and from an equal spread of regions, in order to ensure unbiased results.