State Insurance claims data shows car accidents peak during school pick-up
As students return to school this week, State is urging busy parents and carers who drive children to and from school to take care behind the wheel – with new claims data revealing 42% of car collisions happen around school pick-up time.
The State Insurance claims data showed that one of the most common times for a collision is between 1pm – 5pm in the afternoon, with the peak of collisions occurring between 3pm and 4pm*.
IAG’s Executive General Manager Claims, Dean MacGregor said with motor vehicle collisions peaking during school pick-up time, it’s a timely reminder of the importance of paying attention behind the wheel and sticking to the road rules when in school zones to help avoid an accident.
“We all lead very busy lives and when we’re rushing to pick-up the kids from school at the same time, the chances of having an accident increase. We need to be patient, allow extra time to travel and follow the road rules to ensure the safety of children, pedestrians and ourselves.”
“The parking and pick-up rules in school zones are in place to help keep everyone, especially children, safe and assist with traffic flow. Following these rules will help ensure a safer journey for everyone,” Mr MacGregor said.
State Insurance offers the following tips to parents and carers who are doing the pick-ups and drop-offs:
If you do get into an accident, you should follow these tips:
State Insurance - National motor claims data