27 Sept 2022

New study reveals Leitrim is the seventh best county to be a driver in Ireland

New study reveals Leitrim is the seventh best county to be a driver in Ireland

From cruising around the countryside to driving through the hustle and bustle of city centres, driving is a huge part of our lives. Just imagine, singing along to your favourite songs, windows down as the sun shines through, but, where are the best places to experience this luxury?

A new study by Irish motor insurance company Chill has revealed the best counties in Ireland to be a driver. Chill has analysed the following criteria to find where in Ireland was the best for drivers:

- The number of reported collisions over the past year

- The level of car theft

- Local pass rates

- Average inches of rainfall 

County Longford is in the driver’s seat
Longford takes the crown as the best county in Ireland for drivers thanks to the lowest level of car theft and the lowest average rainfall.  Drives through the lovely county of Longford are also enjoyable to the eye, with plenty of scenic views to admire such as Lough Gowna.

Monaghan takes silver
Thanks to having the second-highest pass rate (66%) and a low level of car theft at just 1%, county Monaghan is the second-best county in Ireland to be a driver. 

Laois in third place
County Laois takes bronze thanks to being one of the safest places with one of the lowest levels of car theft, only 0.5% of car drivers have reported having their car stolen.

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