Interesting facts about road accidents

  • Worldwide, male drivers have a higher risk of dying in a car accident than women due to their inclination to speed more, drink more and take more risk.
  • Most car accidents occur within 5 km of a person’s home.
  • In South Africa, the major contributory factors to accidents during the festive season are drunk driving, speeding, overtaking when unsafe to do so, fatigue, overloading of vehicles and tyre bursting.
  • The most dangerous drivers are young men.
  • Almost 40% of fatal accidents involve the use of alcohol.
  • The most likely time to be involved in a fatal car accident is on weekends between midnight and 03h00.
  • Deaths from car accidents in South Africa is as twice as high than in the rest of the world.
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Director of MVO Consultants and VTH Consultants, specializing in all Liability Claims, Loss of Income and the investigation of merits.
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