Insurer RACQ has revealed March as the most high-risk month for vehicle crashes in Queensland, with insurance data showing more than 6,400 crashes occurring during the months of March since 2015.
“While March is the month with the highest rate of crashes, May and February are close behind,” said RACQ spokesperson Kirsty Clinton. “Our data also shows December is the month when you’re least likely to have a crash. With plenty of people due to head away over the upcoming Easter long weekend and school holidays, the next few weeks will be extremely busy on our roads.”
Meanwhile, Friday and 3-4pm were identified as the most dangerous day of the week and time of the day, respectively.
“This could be because it’s the time a lot of people are heading away for the weekend or because we’re all a little stressed from a big week,” Clinton said.
To avoid becoming a crash statistic, Clinton said RACQ is urging drivers to:
- stay calm when driving;
- drive outside of peak congestion hours where possible;
- not drive if they’re tired or affected by drugs or alcohol;
- adapt their driving style to suit poor weather conditions; and
- obey the road rules at all times.