Take extra care on September 1

Take extra care on September 1

Motorists are being urged to take extra care when out on the roads on September 1 as it is statistically the day with the highest risk of being involved in a road accident.

Last year saw about 40% more accidents than average on that day and the previous two years saw 30% more accidents on a day when many are driving back home after their summer holidays. Experts say that, because this year September 1 falls on a Saturday, the risks are likely to be even higher so extra care should be taken.

The research has been published by AXA Insurance and its motor director, Sarah Vaughan, says all motorists should take extra care driving home and can help by leaving plenty of time for the drive, having regular breaks and checking traffic reports to avoid congested routes.