WA motorists are more likely to have a crash on Thursday and Friday, according to data released by insurance company SGIO*.
Collisions are most likely to occur about 8am, or between 3pm and 5pm.
And the research showed Sunday is the least common day for driving accidents, with collisions dropping 4 per cent below the weekly average.
SGIO Head of Research Robert McDonald said the data served as a timely reminder for motorists to slow down in the lead-up to the festive season.
“As we head into the weekend, drivers may be rushing home from work, hurrying to collect their kids from school or heading away for the weekend and not taking the usual care while driving,” Mr McDonald said.
“Our advice to drivers would be to be patient, allow extra time to travel during peak hours and to adapt to the driving conditions to help ensure a safer journey.”
In the event of an unexpected collision, SGIO recommends drivers to:
– Stop if safe to do so and give assistance to anyone who is injured;
– Call an ambulance if required;
– Call the police if a person has been killed or injured, the other party fails to stop and/or supply details, or the driver appears to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol;
– Exchange details with the other driver including date, time and location;
– If safe to do so, take photographs of the damage to the vehicles;
– Collect the details of any witnesses; and
– Contact your insurer.
*Based on SGIO Comprehensive Car Insurance claims data from 2013 – 2015