Where Are You Most Likely to Have a Car Accident?
Having a car accident is something we would, obviously, all like to avoid. However, it has been claimed that you’re more likely to be involved in an accident at certain times, in certain places and in different speed zones. In this article, we’ll be detailing exactly where you should avoid, when and why.
Where are you most likely to have a car accident?
Built up traffic and lower speed restrictions – you’d think travelling at higher speeds would put you at greater risk of having a car accident. However, driving in slow or queuing traffic can prove to be just as hazardous and there are many theories as to why:
- Driving at lower speeds can cause you to be more relaxed, resulting in lower concentration levels.
- Being too close to a car in queuing traffic can result in front (rolling backwards) or rear (driving into the back of a car) prangs if you aren’t concentrating fully.
- Unless you’re parked safely with the engine off, using your phone while driving, under any circumstances, is illegal. It’s a major distraction which could not only end in an accident, but you could also be landed with a maximum fine of £1,000 (£2,500 if driving a bus or lorry) and 6 points on your license, you could even be banned from driving.
Car parks – this is generally down to poor maneuvering skills. Car parks are popular for minor ‘hit and run’ instances, with motorists damaging already parked cars, without leaving insurance details.
Rural countryside roads – This is generally down to sharp bends and narrow lanes, so when combined with the national speed limit (which is generally 60 miles per hour through country roads) it can make for a hazardous situation.
When are you most likely to have a car accident?
Typically, you’re most likely to have a car accident during the rush hour, with Friday being a popular day for this to occur. Reasons for this include increased volumes of traffic and even lowered concentration levels as a result of a busy working week. You’re also most likely to have an accident during the late afternoon and into the evening.
The winter months don’t help either. Fewer crashes occur in the summertime when darkness falls later in the evening, in comparison to winter when the sun goes down as early as 4pm.
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