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Blue Monday, Dark Fridays?

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Almost half of all car accidents on Fridays happen on the way home says Aviva.

Based on statistics identified by Aviva from car insurance claims filed with them in 2015, 48% of the car accidents on a Friday take place during the peak period between 5.30pm to 8pm. A stark contrast when you compare it with the lower 26% for any other Mondays during the same time frame.

The remaining days of the week seemed less hectic though, with numbers ranging from 15% for an average weekday to 14% for a weekend. This is surely a cause for concern because the high figures appear correlative to the busy working lifestyle in Singapore, whereby drivers tend to portray an increased desire to get to their destinations while battling the rush hour.

Here at Active Age, safe driving has always been on top of our list, and we leave you with some sound advice from Aviva.

Be alert while cruising on the roads

According to Aviva’s claims statistics, more than 1 in 10 (12%) of accidents occur even before the car has leaves the car park. 23% occur along expressways, whilst accidents at junctions account for 13%. The remainder occur along the roads, with the top 10 accident hot spots being:

– Alexandra Road
– Balestier Road
– Braddell Road
– Bukit Timah Road
– Clementi Road
– Dunearn Road
– Lornie Road
– Thomson Road
– Upper Serangoon Road
– Upper Thomson Road
– Yio Chu Kang Road

Avoid tailgating and reverse with caution

The most common type of accident is the front-to-rear collision, which accounts for 41% of all reported accidents. 15% are involved in front-to-side collisions, 13% are chain collisions, while another 12% report an accident from a side swipe (typically happening when two cars are both making a turn). 7% also report an accident that occurred while the driver was reversing.

Turn to insurers for advice when an accident occurs

In the event that an accident occurs, the parties involved are advised to exchange particulars, note down vehicle numbers and capture photos of the accident scene and all damages.

 

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