Nose-to-tail incidents and dings with parked cars top the list of common collision types on Australian roads, according to AAMI.
The insurer’s annual crash index reveals ‘failure to give way’ is third on the list nationally, followed by collisions with a stationary object and collisions while reversing.
New South Wales leads the country in ‘failure to give way’ collisions, but the state follows the national average with nose-to-tail collisions topping the list.
Parked car dings are third most common in NSW, followed by collisions with stationary objects and collisions while reversing.
Victoria’s most common incident was the nose-to-tail, with the state seeing more of these incidents than any other state in Australia.
Failure to give way was second on Victoria’s collision list, followed by parked car dings and collisions with stationary objects.
AAMI spokesman, Reuben Aitchison, said that impatience is often overlooked as one of the leading factors behind accidents on our roads and can adversely affect our judgement when we need it most.
“Being worst in the country for nose-to-tails accidents is really not a record to be proud of, so it’s vital for motorists to be aware of the driving behaviours that lead to these particular types of accidents,” Mr Aitchison said.
Tasmania bucked the national trend, however, with drivers more likely to inflict parking damage on their cars, or collide with a stationary object. Nose-to-tail collisions were third on the list in Tasmania.