RAC is urging Western Australians to drive safely this holiday period, following a tragic weekend on our roads, as well as a recent analysis that has found more crashes occur on December 23 than any other day of the year.

RAC Insurance Claims Manager Glen Walker said RAC claims data shows that over the past three years, the highest number of crash claims were for incidents occurring on the 23rd of December.  

“The past three years have consistently seen December 23 at the top of the list, with an average of almost 190 car crash claims in the one day – that’s approximately one every seven minutes,” he said.

“The impact of road trauma is devastating, so we urge people to drive safely and courteously this Christmas.

“Our advice to motorists is to be patient, considerate and safe. Stick to the speed limit, be courteous when changing lanes or merging, and allow enough travel time if you are taking road trips during the holiday season.

“Being careful and vigilant could save you a lot of trouble down the track, and even your life.”

The five most common dates for car crashes:

1) 23 December – avg. of 190 crashes

2) 29 August – avg. of 176 crashes

3) 18 December – avg. of 170 crashes 

4) 4 March – avg. of 168 crashes

5) 19 February – avg. of 167 crashes

Last updated December 2017