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Car insurer says Black Friday sees a 48% spike in crash claims

Black Friday warning for motorists: Cooperative Insurance says accident claims made on the last Friday in November are 48% higher than the average day

Drivers could get more than they bargained for this Black Friday: Insurer says last Friday in November sees 50% spike in crash claims

  • Co-op says collision claims on last Friday in November are 48% higher than average
  • He blamed deteriorating weather conditions and more people on the road to grab deals
  • Claims on Friday are on average 61% higher than Sunday – the safest day

Motorists on the road looking for a deal on Black Friday today are being warned to take extra precautions as there is a greater risk of being involved in an accident, an insurer has said.

The number of collision-related claims made by drivers on the last Friday in November is 48% higher than the one-day average, according to Co-op Insurance.

He believes this is linked to a number of factors, including deteriorating weather conditions and increasing numbers of people on the road to stock up on Christmas presents.

Black Friday warning for motorists: Cooperative Insurance says accident claims made on the last Friday in November are 48% higher than the average day

Black Friday warning for motorists: Cooperative Insurance says accident claims made on the last Friday in November are 48% higher than the average day

“At the height of the holiday shopping season, unfavorable and unpredictable weather and the added stress of preparing for festive celebrations can catch drivers off guard, leading to increased auto claims,” ​​he said. .

Its own data shows that over the past five years, claims on Fridays are on average 61% higher than Sundays – which is statistically the safest day to travel.

Worsening weather conditions and more people on the road could explain why Black Friday is more treacherous than an average day

Worsening weather conditions and more people on the road could explain why Black Friday is more treacherous than an average day

With Black Friday usually taking place on the last Friday in November, this has been linked to a direct increase in collision claims compared to any other Friday in the month, at an average of 6% more, the supplier said.

Paul Evans, head of autos at Co-op Insurance, said: “Our claims data shows that in recent years Black Friday has been a dangerous day to be on the road.”

“This is when we see the most incident claims, as the evenings get darker, the weather conditions are worse and the roads are usually busier when people start their Christmas shopping.”

Mr Evans added: ‘We urge drivers to take reasonable precautions by allowing extra time for your journey and checking car lights and tires before setting off on a journey.

“This is particularly important at a time when there is an increased risk on the roads.”

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