Mind blowing new research findings unveiled this week by vehicle-to-business technology provider In-Car Cleverness prove conclusively that people are more likely to have high speed collisions (in their cars) at times of day when people tend to drive faster.

As astonishing as it that may sound, the guys at Inca Cleverness have analized one year’s data from almost 900 rental cars to prove beyond any reasonable doubt that the average speed of collision peaks at 2am when the roads are clear of traffic.

Exactly how many of the 900 vehicles analised were out burning rubber and crashing into things in the wee small hours, ICC does not reveal. Nor whose fleet it was coming to high speed nocturnal grief on what, we may safely assume, was at least one and possibly several occasions.

ICC reckon the average speed of a 2am prang is 36mph per participating vehicle, compared with a mere 24mph at 8pm when there’s still some traffic about and folks are mostly feeling mellow, or 32mph during the rush hour when the traffic’s heavier, but folks are feeling anything but mellow, and are, in fact, not to put to fine a point on it, rushing.

ICC Commercial Director Timothy Heaves explains why people crash faster after dark: “Motorists are taking more risks when driving at night, when they can take advantage of the light traffic, but when tiredness and the absence of daylight makes conditions more conducive to accidents.”

If people must crash in your fleet vehicles, it is always preferable to have them do so slowly, Timothy advises. “Driving at higher speeds results in a greater impact and, should a collision take place, the consequences for the vehicle occupants and the fleet overheads are inevitably worse.”

Yes, yes, we know it’s all a bit technical, but if you can follow the argument, Bankstone News thinks you will probably agree that it’s amazing the things they can find out these days with science and stuff.

Driving at night


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