Claims sketch Sydney’s dangerous streets

Car crashes

Motor vehicle injury claims data has revealed the best and worst times to commute in Sydney.

GIO has released statistics based on its CTP claims data to show when its customers were more likely to be involved in an accident and what type of commuter was most likely to be hurt.

According to the data, motor vehicle accidents were most likely to result in injury on a Friday. This was also the most dangerous day for pedestrians, more than doubling the number of injuries on a Monday.

More than a quarter of all injuries took place during each day’s evening peak period, between 4:30pm and 8pm, which was nearly 50% higher than the morning peak period, between 6am to 9:30am.

Drivers comprise the majority of people injured at 55%, including motorcycle riders, while passengers make up 32%, pedestrians 9% and cyclists 4%.

Cyclists involved in GIO claims were at most risk on Tuesdays, with the morning peak accounting for most accidents 33% of which took place between 7:30am and 8:00am.

GIO analysts examined more than 7000 personal injury claims resulting from customer motor accident in Sydney during the last 10 years to compile the statistics.

Meanwhile, Vero has announced that from next year it will have the capability to handle motor fleet claims that come in under its policies’ excess.

“Vero can now provide a total solution to help manage all of a customer’s claims costs from the ground up,” Suncorp Commercial Insurance Motor Fleet Underwriting National Manager Simon Keeble says.

“This means brokers and customers will have complete reporting on the total claims costs and can work with Vero’s team of risk engineers to identify trends and areas of improvement, and implement more comprehensive risk management plans.”