The worst day for crashes on the roads
The worst day for crashes on the roads RACQ

Why today's the most dangerous day for Qld motorists

THE MOST number of car crashes in Queensland happens every year on this day, according to data from RACQ.

RACQ has collected and analysed 72,0000 car crash insurance data over a three-year period and found that Friday's are the riskiest days on our roads.

RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton said Friday the 18th was the most dangerous day of the year to be behind the wheel.

"It's the perfect storm. Our claims data found Friday is the most common day of the week to have a crash and the 18th is the most common day of the month for collisions," Ms Clinton said.

"We should be driving to the conditions every day of the week but we're appealing for all motorists to take extra care today.

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"In particular, if you're doing the school pick-up this afternoon be on high alert, with 3pm-4pm the most likely time to have a crash."

Ms Clinton said Sunday was the day of the week motorists were least likely to crash.

"The old adage about Sunday drivers could be true," she said.

"It may be due to the fact there are less people on the road, or perhaps we're all more patient on a Sunday, regardless we need to replicate those behaviours every day of the week."

Number of car crashes by day of the week (1 January 2015-28 February 2018):

Friday - 10,804 crashes

Thursday - 10,605 crashes

Wednesday - 10,508 crashes

Tuesday - 10,418 crashes

Monday - 10,341 crashes

Saturday - 9,929 crashes

Sunday - 9,887 crashes


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