Where are the worst places for car accidents?

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Do you live near the most dangerous road in Sydney? The worst road for car accidents is the Hume Highway at Liverpool. It’s been the blackest spot for the past 8 years, except one.

Insurer AAMI has compiled a list of car crash black spots and NRMA Insurance, a top 10 of the most dangerous suburbs for collisions. Take extra care in these places.

The car accident black spots

Insurer AAMI analysed 360,000 collisions in 2021 and compiled a top five of car crash hotspots in NSW. Two roads tied for each of 4th and 5th places:

  1. Hume Highway, Liverpool
  2. M4 motorway, Parramatta
  3. Pacific Highway, Chatswood
  4. M5 motorway, Moorebank and Victoria Road, West Ryde
  5. Richmond Road, Marsden Park and Hume Highway, Yagoona.

The most common type of crash in Australia is bumper-to-bumper nose-to-tail. Meanwhile, Friday is the most dangerous day of the week for car accidents and any weekday afternoon between 1pm and 4.30pm.

The 10 most dangerous suburbs

NRMA Insurance has analysed the top 10 most dangerous suburbs for car accidents. The top four are Sydney CBD, Blacktown, Bankstown and then Liverpool. The other suburbs, in descending order, are Port Macquarie, Parramatta, Penrith, Castle Hill, Campbelltown and Chatswood.

Younger drivers under 25 are involved in 9% of accidents. They’re most likely to crash in the top 10 suburbs above, but in Merrylands rather than Port Macquarie.

Older drivers 71-75 are involved in 8% of car accidents. They’re more likely to crash in regional towns like Port Macquarie, Coffs Harbour, Wagga Wagga and Dubbo. Other dangerous places for them are Castle Hill, Sydney CBD, Chatswood, Mosman, Penrith and Campbelltown.

When you use the greenslips.com.au calculator, it will ask whether you have had any accidents. This affects the price of your green slip.