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Today is the most dangerous day to drive on U.K. roads

By Sheetal Sukhija, The London News
06 Dec 2017, 11:13 GMT+10

LONDON, U.K. - The Co-op Car Insurance has declared that Tuesday is basically Friday the 13 for motorists on the U.K. roads. 

This, the firm said, is because more accidents and collisions occur on the December 5 than any other day of the year.

The day was said to be the worst day for motorists in the Midlands.

According to statistics revealed by Co-op Car Insurance, 'thousands' more men are likely to be in a crash compared to women on this day.

Historically, the statistics showed that 57 percent of collisions on December 5 have involved male drivers compared to 43 percent women.

The firm said that the Midlands, East Anglia and the North East are the regions where most accidents have taken place in the past, reportedly accounting for 44 percent of claims on the December 5.

In addition, the average age of a driver involved in a collision on 'Danger Day' is said to be 53.

Nick Ansley, at the Co-op, said in a statement, "Our claims data shows that the 5th December is the most dangerous day to be on the road. This is when we see the most claims for incidents as evenings become darker, there’s more chance of icy roads and roads are generally busier as people commence their Christmas shopping.”

Ansley added, "We’re urging drivers to take extra precautions by allowing extra time for your journey and checking car lights and tires before setting off on journeys. This is especially important at a time when there is an increased risk on the roads."

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