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Rush Hour Mayhem

When are you most likely to have a car accident?

We can reveal when you might want to stay off the road to avoid an accident in your nearest city.

Rush hour mayhem: worst days and times for accidents revealed

Research by Admiral shows almost half of all car crashes on UK roads take place during rush-hour traffic, with Fridays the single most common day for accidents and between 8am and 9am on a Tuesday the most common hour of the week.

But while that’s the case for the country as a whole, there are differences between the country’s main towns and cities. We’ve looked at the data and can reveal when you might want to stay off the road to avoid an accident in your nearest city.

Coventry

you're most likely to have an accident on Wednesday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Wednesday

Derby

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

4-5pm Friday

Southampton

you're most likely to have an accident on Tuesday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Monday

Oxford

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Wednesday

Cambridge

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Monday

Leeds

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Tuesday

Nottingham

you're most likely to have an accident on Wednesday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Monday

Manchester

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Wednesday

Liverpool

you're most likely to have an accident on Tuesday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Wednesday

Newcastle

you're most likely to have an accident on Tuesday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Tuesday

Glasgow

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Tuesday

Birmingham

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Thursday

Bristol

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Tuesday

Sheffield

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Tuesday

Edinburgh

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

5-6pm Wednesday

Cardiff

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Thursday

Aberdeen

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

8-9am Friday

London

you're most likely to have an accident on Friday

danger zone

the hour of the week with the most accidents is

12-1pm Saturday