Government Data Shows 6-10th October was the Most Dangerous Week of the Year for Driving in 2014
We’ve analysed last year’s car accident statistics from a government report to find that 6th-10th October was the most dangerous week for driving – and October was the most dangerous month overall.
With a total of 2,682 accidents in this working week (Monday to Friday) last year, Claim Car Crash advises that drivers should be extra cautious during the equivalent week 5th-10th October this year and throughout the rest of the month.
In the car accident UK map to the right, we’ve used the GPS locations of every recorded accident to create a heat map, showing the car accident hot spots throughout that week. As you can see, the UK’s largest cities, such as London, Birmingham, Manchester and Liverpool, are all accident hot spots. Scotland and Wales, on the other hand, have very few accidents in comparison.
What’s the bigger picture?
Beyond pinpointing the most dangerous week to be on the roads, we’ve analysed the data to provide further insight into RTAs in the UK last year.
The result? Men caused the most accidents, Friday was the worst working day of the week for crashes, and 5pm was the time at which these incidents were most likely to occur. Below, you’ll find more graphics based on these findings.