Birmingham motorists should take extra care on the roads this month, as a new study has found Saturday 26 May to be the most dangerous day of the year.
According to Endsleigh Insurance Services, in 2017 the date saw more road traffic claims than any other, and it was 21-year-old male drivers of Vauxhalls who were involved in the most motoring mishaps.
The data from Endsleigh’s internal claims found that people in the South East made 19 per cent of all claims in 2017, with the Midlands named as the second most dangerous region for drivers, with 17 per cent of claims made.
Drivers in the South West, Northern Ireland and Scotland all made a high number of claims during 2017 whilst, the North East, the South, East Anglia and North West, were noted as being the UK’s safer regions.
Surprisingly, London was one of the regions with the fewest motor claims, however it was found that drivers in Wales were the safest having only attributed to four per cent of all claims made during the year.
Owners of Vauxhalls were most likely to be involved in an incident according to the data, with Fords, Volkswagens and Peugeots also featuring highly on the list.
Endsleigh is helping to protect Birmingham’s motorists, so ahead of the most dangerous day, local drivers could be in with a chance of having their insurance paid for an entire year.
Julia Alpan, head of marketing at Endsleigh, said: “We were surprised to see that the most dangerous day last year fell during the spring months, rather than the winter when you’d expect the roads to be icy and more treacherous.
“This year, the date falls on a bank holiday so we’re anticipating it could be a record day for claims once again. We want to urge local people to take their time on the roads so they can enjoy their long weekends incident-free.
“To help drivers in Birmingham to stay safe, and stay covered, we’re offering one person the chance to have their insurance paid for the year.”
Endsleigh’s figures suggest those newest to driving were the most cautious in 2017, as 17-year-olds were involved in fewer than one per cent of incidents, while 21-year-olds accounted for almost ten per cent of claims. In fact, drivers aged between 20 and 25 were responsible for 39 per cent of all claims made in 2017.