According to statistics from the Capital Region Police, people are most likely to be involved in a traffic accident on Friday afternoons. Almost 150 individuals have been injured in traffic on Fridays this year, 17 percent of those injured in 2007.
One quarter of this year’s traffic accidents happened on Sudurlandsvegur highway, connecting Reykjavík and Selfoss. Most accidents occur between 4 pm and 5 pm, in the Friday afternoon rush-hour traffic, Fréttabladid reports.
Last year, however, the fewest accidents in Reykjavík took place on a Friday, and most on a Wednesday, according to statistics from insurance company Sjóvá.
Most damages to cars happened when people were driving in reverse; over 3,000 such cases were reported in 2006. Rear-end collisions were also common last year; more than 500 such cases were reported.
Male drivers caused more accidents than their female counterparts, in 60 percent of all cases of traffic accidents and damage to vehicles.
The most dangerous place to drive in the capital area is the intersection between Kringlumýrarbraut and Miklubraut. About 18 percent of all accident in that region occurred there and 13 percent of damage to vehicles.