THIS SUNDAY is the riskiest day to drive.

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According to Admiral Car Insurance data, December 4th is the worst day of the year to be on the road.

An examination of ten years of Admiral’s own insurance claims reveals that more accidents occur on this day than any other.

In fact, 70% of the top ten dates with the greatest accidents occur in December, and all occur during the darker winter months (November, December, and January).

Top 10 dates for accident claims

Rank Day
1 4th December
2 1st December
3 30th November
4 5th December
5 18th January
6 20th December
7 14th December
8 27th November
9 10th December
10 18th December

With the shorter days and severe weather conditions, the Admiral is advising people to be more cautious on the roads, especially in the run-up to Christmas.

“We know the winter months can bring some of the most difficult situations for motorists to try and navigate, and this probably plays a part in the number of accidents we see taking place on the road at this time of year,” said Lorna Connelly, Head of Claims at Admiral Car Insurance.

“On top of that, the lead up to Christmas can be a stressful time, with many of us having a long list of things to do, and places to be so it’s especially important drivers are well prepared for any trip they make over the festive period.”

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