Should you stay at home and live like a hermit? Buy a helicopter? Unfortunately, we all can't stay at home or have a personal helicopter on hand so if you must get in a car to get around Perth, what is the best way of reducing your chances of getting involved in a car accident?
Well, according to insurance company AAMI, one of the best ways of reducing the risk of a prang is avoiding the following Perth roads. AAMI have revealed Perth's worst five stretches of road according to the amount of claims they have received.
In total, the following five roads accounted for 135 accidents in the 12 months up to July 2012.
1. Albany Highway in Kenwick totalled 38 accidents. 2. Canning Highway, Ardross had 29 prangs. 3. Great Eastern Highway at Belmont accounted for 26 bingles. 4. Kwinana Freeway in Atwell amassed 23 crashes. 5. Mitchell Freeway, Perth racked up 19 smashes.
AAMI spokesperson Reuben Aitchison said "A moment's lapse in concentration or judgement or letting your impatience get the better of you can easily lead to a crash. Best case scenario you have a fender bender, but unfortunately we also see far worse."
The report stated that nearly 45% of drivers blame other drivers for their accident, while 29% say plain carelessness was a contributing factor in their crash and 28% blame distraction or loss of concentration.
So if you can't avoid driving along these roads WeekendNotes readers, drive carefully and keep your eyes peeled. You have been warned.