Motorists in Tasmania are more likely to be involved in crashes with a parked car than drivers in the rest of the country, according to new data revealed in the latest AAMI Crash Index.
Tassie drivers top the list for being the worst in the country when it comes to colliding with a parked car with one in 10 (11%) of all crashes on Tasmanian roads due to colliding with a parked car, which is above the national average of 8 per cent.
More worryingly, in the past year, significantly more (29 per cent) Tassie drivers have crashed into a stationary object compared to the national average (18 per cent), making it the number one type of accident on Tasmanian roads.
Analysis of AAMI’s claims data, covering more than 8,000 accidents in Tasmania from July 2017 to June 2018, showed the most common types of crashes are: TAS National
Failing to give way was another common crash type on Tasmanian roads with one in five crashes caused by one driver failing to give way.