Are you more likely to have a car accident if you are a man, or a woman? How about if you’re driving a Mercedes, or cruising round in a vauxhall corsa? After analysing 25,000 incident reports, Car Accident solicitors Your Legal Friend found some interesting results.
The boys have it
Men make up 70% of drivers who cause road accidents, according to this study. The gender of victims in accidents were more evenly split, with 59% of the victims in accidents being men and 41% being female.
3 is the magic number
Exiting your twenties may mean lower car insurance premiums, but according to this study, it doesn't lower your risk of being in a car accident. At 30, you are most likely to be the one who causes an accident. Those high premiums may be making younger drivers more careful! You're also more likely to be on the receiving end of a crash at 32.
When we think of road traffic collisions, we tend to think of wet, rainy dark winter evenings. Surprisingly, the study found that road accidents were much more likely to occur on Fridays and in July.
Do you drive a ford fiesta? Sadly, you might be most likely to cause a crash, with ford fiestas being most likely to be the car who's driver is responsible for a crash. Second on the list is the Mercedes Benz sprinter. If you’re an Audi driver, it's unfortunate news, you’re number 3 down on the list of cars most likely to be the victim in a crash.
Surprise from behind
The most common way to be hit in an accident was from behind. This was responsible for 38% of collisions. Other common collision types were junction collisions, which were responsible for 13%, and collisions on roundabouts which accounted for 6%.
While we can have a bit of a joke with these figures, car accidents are a serious matter. A collision can leave victims facing real life consequences. That's why, if you are involved a collision, you should seek advice from a qualified RTA solicitor.