March is The Second-Worst Month for Car Accidents

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By Crispin Bateman

on Monday 4 March 2019

A view of the rain and road through car windscreen

We all worry about the snow causing road traffic accidents. Winter car accidents are far more common than summer ones, so it’s obvious to blame the snow… or is it?

The truth is that when it snows, people do take the time to pay extra careful attention to the road. There are less people out on the roads and those that are out and about have often come prepared, with extra time for their journey, winter tyres, and a strong concentrating attitude.

So why is March the second-worst month for car accidents in the UK?

The rain!

The worst time for driving in the UK

No one pays any attention to the rain, but your stopping distance in wet weather is doubled. That means if you keep the same distance from the car in front as you usually do, a sudden emergency stop is likely to see you crunch into their rear.

Of course, it’s worst during rush hour.

In those times (that can stretch from the school run all the way through to getting home after work), a full one-fifth of all accidents occur according to new UK car accident statistics accumulated by AX research. The very worst time is the ten minutes from 5pm to 5:10, when one in six accidents happen!

Here at Non-Fault Claims we are keen to keep you safe and keep car accidents to a minimum so our advice following this new data is: give the rain some respect, keep your distance and try to avoid rush hour – or at least concentrate during it!

With over a third (34%) of the accidents that happen being one car hitting the back of another, those simple mishaps while you are pulling up to the lights, or approaching a roundabout are a key part of the problem.

What’s the worst month for car accidents?

With very similar road conditions to March, the other month with the worst statistics is November. These two periods sandwich the winter months where accidents rise nationally by 7.45%, so remember to take care through the winter, whether rain or snow.

What should I do if I have a rush-hour crash with someone hitting the rear of my car?

Remain calm. One of the advantages (if such can be said) of a minor rush-hour prang is that the damage is typically light. You will need to have your car taken away for repair and may worry that you are off the road for a few days and that makes getting to work even harder.

You don’t want to add loss-of-earnings to an already disconcerting accident.

Thankfully, at Non-Fault Claims we have the perfect solution for you. Part of our service includes making sure you aren’t put out by being involved in an accident that was not your fault through a replacement car. We can get you a like-for-like vehicle within a few hours, putting you back on the road with very minor trouble.

Unlike a courtesy car from the other person’s insurance company, a like-for-like vehicle sourced by us provides a similar driving experience to your own car. So instead of having to trade your BMW 3 Series for a Vauxhall Corsa for a few days, we’ll get you back with a shiny beamer. Or, if you have a seven-seater because you need to take all the kids to school every day, it’s seven-seats we’ll provide.

Give Non-Fault Claims a call today if you’ve been involved in an accident that was not your fault and let us help get you back on the road as soon as possible!

0808 1454275

Non Fault Claims can help you begin your potential claim, get in touch today!

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