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Insurance data reveals March is a high-risk month for drivers

Posted: 27 March 2018 2:05 am
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RACQ reveals March is the most dangerous month for Queensland drivers.

March is the most dangerous month for Queensland drivers, according to data from the Royal Automobile Club of Queensland (RACQ). Since March 2015, there have been 6,400 cumulative incidents during the month. Statistically, Fridays are the most dangerous days, especially between 3-4pm

There is no clear reason as to why March is a more dangerous month on the roads but RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton speculated that it could be as a result of people rushing to get home after a long, stressful week or setting off for a weekend away. When people are rushing or thinking about other things, they are more likely to get into a road-incident.

Clinton indicated the roads will experience heavy traffic over the next few weeks, with drivers heading away for the long Easter weekend.

“With plenty of people due to head away over the upcoming Easter long weekend and school holidays, the next few weeks will be extremely busy on our roads.”

According to the insurance figures, December is the month you’re least likely to have a crash.

How to reduce the risk of having an accident?

Clinton shared some RACQ recommendations to lower your chance of getting into a motoring collision:

  • Stay calm and collected at the wheel.
  • If possible, avoid driving during peak congestion hours.
  • If you’re tired, rest, don’t reach for the car keys.
  • Never drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs.
  • Understand how wet weather increases braking distances and reduces visibility, then drive accordingly.
  • At all times, observe and follow road rules.

Read our detailed guide covering what to do immediately after a car accident. Also, know what to do if you have a crash in a rental car. Our car insurance comparison page will help you understand how to make an insurance claim.

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