International research indicates that fatal accident rates are SIGNIFICANTLY higher over the weekend when compared to normal working days. Recent statistics show that almost one quarter (23,86%) of the TOTAL weekly crashes happen on a Saturday, and 60% of all fatal crashes happened over weekends from Friday to Sunday.
This increased risk is a direct result of increased alcohol consumption along with the tendency for long journeys to be undertaken at this time.
The table below quantifies this increased risk:
In addition week-end driving is most often non-productive mileage which should at the very least be carefully monitored, with a view to reducing weekend mileage down to acceptable limits as per your companies mileage policy.
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