Danger Day for road traffic accidents

Taxi and cars on the road

Monday 17th December is the worst day of the year for car crashes, according to analysis by The Co-Operative insurance.

Crashes are twice as likely to happen on this  ‘Danger Day’, with the week between Christmas and New Year seeing more incidents than any other week of the year.

Glasgow is identified as a ‘accident hotspot’ with four times as many crashes likely to take place in the city on 17 December than in the average UK Town or City.

Experts suggest the rise in incidents on our roads is due to drivers feeling under pressure during the ‘pre-Christmas rush’, poor weather conditions, high traffic volumes and the effects of the festive party season.

Digby Brown can help if you are involved in a road traffic accident that wasn’t your fault. We represent people who have suffered injuries or loss as a result of car crashes and have a team who are specialists in motorcycle accidents.  

Call us on 0333 200 5925 or fill in our online enquiry form to discuss the circumstance of your accident.

Every year we help around 2,000 people who have been involved in an accident on our roads. Our experience means we understand the very real human, emotional and, financial cost of what happens on our roads.  We campaign alongside Brake, the road safety charity, recently helping launch the organisations’ campaign for more 20mph speed limit areas as part of Road Safety Week 2012.

We also know the particular difficulties that people can face if that are involved in an accident that is not their fault with an uninsured driver.  Contrary to popular belief, you are entitled to make a claim against an uninsured driver through the Motor Insurance Bureau, which will act as third-party insurer if the negligent party has no insurance. We can help you if you have been in an accident because of a negligent uninsured driver.

Through our work with Brake, Digby Brown campaign to enforce up-to-date insurance for all drivers, increased fines and automatic disqualification of at least a year for those caught driving without insurance.