Motorists are being urged to take care this coming Saturday as it is officially the most dangerous day of the year to be on the roads.
After analysing thousands of claims, the 5th December is officially ‘Danger Day’ with more accidents and collisions on this day than any, other according to the Co-op Insurance. According to the data, Vauxhall Astra drivers are involved in the most accidents, with men more likely to be in a crash than women – men have historically been involved in over half (61%) of collisions on this day in comparison to 39% women.
East Anglia, the Midlands and the North West are the regions where most accidents have taken place in the past, accounting for 50% of claims on ‘Danger Day’. The average age of a driver involved in a collision on ‘Danger Day’ is 49.
Nick Ansley, Head of Motor Insurance at the Co-op, said: “From our analysis the 5th December is statistically the day when most accidents happen on the roads.
“In the run up to Christmas, the roads are busier and many motorists make last minute trips to the shops. The nights are darker, too, and there are often icy road conditions. All these elements increase the likelihood of an accident.
“We would urge drivers to take care on the roads this Saturday and not become a statistic.”