Saturday set to be the most dangerous day of the year to drive

Bank Holiday getaway

You may be daydreaming about the weekend already, but this Saturday is set to be the most dangerous day of the year to be heading out on the road.

According to DVLA figures, 2,330 serious accidents are likely to take place in July – more than any other month – with research carried out by dash cam manufacturer Smart Witness suggesting that this Saturday will be the most dangerous day of 2015.

The amount of crashes in July is considerably higher than earlier on in the calendar, with just 1,578 happening in January and 1,544 in February, although the latter does feature fewer days.

With the sun hopefully shining and schools having broken up for summer, there will be plenty of drivers on the roads this Saturday, and it is also payday for many people, which causes even more people to hit the road on trips around the UK.

If you are out and about this Saturday at around 11am, be extra careful as that is expected to be the busiest time on the roads and therefore the most dangerous time to be on the Tarmac.

Smart Witness international sales director Mark Berry said: "The summer months have the highest number of road accidents and Saturday July 25 is likely to provide the perfect storm for poor driver conditions.

"It will be the first day of the summer holidays for many families and there will be extremely large numbers of motorists taking to the roads.

"Cars will be packed full of children and luggage, which means that drivers will be more stressed and distracted than usual, as they make their way to airports and holiday destinations.

"As a result, this day is expected to have the highest number of motor accidents of the whole of the year."

Author: Harry Boucher