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LOCALS have revealed their terror at living in a town with some of the WORST drivers in the UK – and they're too scared to get behind the wheel.  

Residents in NW10 – which covers Willesden, Harlesden and Kensal Green in north London – say they struggle to avoid being hit.

The area was revealed to have some of the worst drivers in the UK, and many say they are terrified walking around their own neighbourhood.

A survey by the Department of Transport revealed that the NW10 area in north London has the some of the worst drivers in the UK.

It came just behind the CR0 postcode in Croydon, which was ranked the worst.

NW10 Local Hector Cargill said he was almost knocked down by a car at a zebra crossing.  

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The 20-year-old was left shocked when the driver only just stopped in time and didn't even apologise.

He said: “Definitely around here the right of way is established by the drivers – you just have to try not to get hit. They’re not going to stop for you.” 

He added: “People around here just drive strangely, I always see people randomly turning around in the middle of the road while traffic is everywhere.

The barman from Harlesden blames endless traffic controls for the reckless driving in the area. 

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He said: “There are traffic lights everywhere so people are constantly stopping and starting and I guess they get more fed up and then drive more recklessly.

“By the time the drivers start moving they’re in a bad mood or in a rush and start speeding and stop giving any thought to others on the road.”

Gurbir Singh has also seen reckless driving from the window of the convenience store he works in. 

Mr Singh works in Harlesden, and constantly sees people speed down the road towards a nearby primary school. 

Mr Singh said: “Probably about once or twice a day I see people speeding past but I haven’t seen any crashes.”

But the 35-year-old says he still drives around.

Another disgruntled local said he was too scared to drive in the area.

He said: “I’m not surprised in the slightest. People speed about here all the time with not a care in the world. 

“I once saw a guy drive round the corner and mount the pavement. He was on it for about ten seconds before he got back on the road. Imagine if someone had been on the pavement?”

Omer Azzize works in a pub along a busy main road in the NW10 area and said he's frustrated by dangerous and drivers in the capital.

The 21-year-old from Harlesden said: “People in London are chaotic and are always in a mood and I have seen that everywhere. 

“They don’t care how they drive so they speed around and don’t take notice of others. 

“Too many people drive too so it’s not surprising that there are lots of accidents. If people took public transport there wouldn’t be any issues.” 

Pertheep Rishaid works in a convenience shop next to a busy crossing in Harlesden. 

He said: "I would say it is 50/50 on the roads here. Sometimes people drive badly and I have seen speeding but I don’t feel unsafe.

“I feel the same as in other places. It is the same everywhere not just here.”

While some locals have been left disgruntled by drivers in the area, others don’t believe it is fair to label NW10 in this way. 

Danny Jarman is saddened that the area has been given this title. 

The professional driver has been driving celebrities for 25 years and has had much worse experiences in other places.

The 49-year-old said: “I think it is unfair that the survey has said that. It’s great around here – I have never had any problems.

“It’s much worse driving around the West End.”

He added: “I’m a good driver and I’m from the area so we can’t all be bad.”

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Amil agreed with Mr Jarman, saying: “No it’s fine, I feel safe. The roads here are not an issue for me. People are just the same in other places.”

NW10 was just beaten by the CR0 postcode in Croydon, which has 1,870 drivers carrying six points or more. 

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