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Almost half of all car accidents on Fridays occur on the way home

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Aviva provides us with the statistics to take a further look into the accidents which took place in 2015

Aviva - a leading insurer brand in Singapore - has released statistical data regarding accidents that have occurred in Singapore in 2015. They have found that almost half (48%) of car accidents that occur on any given Friday have taken place during the evening peak period, between 5.30pm to 8pm.

This is a significantly higher proportion compared to any other day, during the same time period. On Mondays, for example, accidents happening during the post-work rush hour account for only 26%.

While it is assumed that the weekends are more relaxing, the average accident occurrence per day for weekends is at 14%, just a 1% difference from the weekdays (15%).

 

The following are some statistics and key findings identified by Aviva from car insurance claims that they had received in 2015:

Males are more likely to get into an accident

Looking at the gender split of claimants against the gender split of their customer base, Aviva’s claims statistics reveal that males are 1.4 times more likely to get into an accident as compared to females.

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According to the claims statistics, more than 12% of accidents had occured before the car had left the carpark.

23% occured along expressways, while accidents at road junctions accounted for 13%.

The rest of the 52% occured along roads, with the top 10 accident hotspots (in alphabetical order) being:

  1. Alexandra Road
  2. Balestier Road
  3. Braddell Road
  4. Bukit Timah Road
  5. Clementi Road
  6. Dunearn Road
  7. Lornie Road
  8. Thomson Road
  9. Upper Serangoon Road
  10. Upper Thomson Road
  11. Yio Chu Kang Road

Most of these roads are either undergoing major construction or are exposed to construction projects in the area, and are also listed as Black Spot Locations by the Land Transport Authority.

Click on the next page to find out more information about the different types of accidents!

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