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UK car drivers hate Mondays

25 March 2014

Drivers in the UK really don’t like Mondays, according to new insurance claim figures that Auto Express can exclusively reveal.

The statistics, analysed from switcover.com’s 2013 claim data, found drivers were more likely to have an incident resulting in a claim on Mondays (17 per cent) than any other day.

Windscreen damage is 36 per cent more likely at the start of the week, too, with more than 10,000 claims on Mondays compared to the daily average of just 7,922.

Monday also sees a spike in the number of single vehicle crashes. A claim falls into this category if a car strikes a lamp-post or bollard, for example, and no other cars are involved.

Maxine Tighe, head of motor claims at swiftcover.com, explained the higher Monday numbers were down to bleary-eyed commuters struggling to get back into work mode after the weekend.

“Over the past year we have seen a trend developing between the type of motor claims we receive and the day,” she said. “Monday sees many people starting the week with a single vehicle collision.

Friday is the day for multi-vehicle motor accidents as motorists dash home in the rush-hour mayhem.

The figures also reveal the rest of the week has a consistent claim rate until the weekend brings a lull in accidents and damage as fewer drivers are on the road.

However, it does mean loss of keys, vandalism and theft all rise on Saturday and Sunday, as cars are more vulnerable when left unattended outside homes.

Article Reproduced from Auto Express

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