Keep Off Roads on September 1st Warns AXA

August 29, 2012

As holidaymakers head home after the summer, UK insurer AXA car insurance claims data reveals that September 1st has been the worst day of the summer season for accidents for three years running.

Last year saw the biggest spike in accidents on this day with a massive 40 percent more claims made than on the average day in the rest of the summer holiday period.

And the picture is the same for the previous two years with accidents up by around 30 percent on 1 September in both 2009 and 2010.

This year, 1 September falls on a Saturday and AXA is predicting that figures may be even higher, as people return home on the last Saturday of the school summer holidays.

Sarah Vaughan, motor director at AXA insurance says: “Every year we see a surge of accidents at this time of year as people head back after the August bank holiday, or return home after their summer holidays.”

Source: AXA UK

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