Summer’s Frantic Fridays
You're driving 13% more on Fridays
Wow! You guys sure do like Fridays. Ed, one of our data geeks, was taking a look at how many journeys the ingenie community's been doing recently and Friday is DRIVE DAY since summer hit.
Every Friday in June saw the number of journeys go over the average by 13%. That's a lot of driving.
Safety first, people
Boring I know. But more journeys can mean more crashes and combined with the usual summer madness that we see every year, you need to be extra specially careful on those warm Friday nights.
Last summer was the hottest since records began more than 130 years ago. As temperatures soared, crash rates did the same - and if you were in England this week you'll know this summer could go even higher.
We saw speeding go up by 15% last summer. Harsh braking increased by a massive 32%. Not cool.
We're British - we go nuts the minute the sun comes out. But when you're in charge of a car, you have to try to contain your summer excitement and stick to driving how you usually do. Please don't take more risks because you're feeling cheerful - nothing kills a good mood like crashing your car.