Insurers to be hit with £21 million of claims over Bank Holiday weekend.
Bank holiday motorists are heading toward the worst day of the year for accidents, costing insurers an estimated £21 million in claims. Statistics produced by Accident Exchange indicate that the same Bank Holiday in 2016 (Friday 29 April) recorded a rise in accidents of more than 75% compared to the average daily rate. The company estimates that there will be over 10,500 accidents on the 28 April this year, compared to 6,000 on an average day, as motorists take to the road for their long weekends. It says that a combination of spring showers, possible snow and Northern Rail strike action will contribute to the rise in accident numbers as well. The Friday before the Bank Holiday sees nearly eight times the number of accidents than 25 December, the least accident-prone day of the year.