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What's the most risky day of the week to drive to work?

October 01, 2012

Nationwide urges everyone to observe Drive Safely Work Week

Columbus, Ohio - Nationwide Insurance analyzed claims data from 2012 and found that Friday may be the most risky day to drive to work, with its members having the highest average number of claims per day at 4,664. Wednesday came in second with an average of 4,197 claims, followed closely by Thursday, Monday and Tuesday.

“Regardless of when or where we drive, we all play a part in making our roads safer for each other,” said Bill Windsor, Associate Vice President of Safety at Nationwide Insurance.

“Focus on the task at hand – driving – and resist the temptation of your cell phone by turning it off or avoiding reading your text messages and emails.”

According to the Network of Employers for Traffic Safety (NETS), being rear-ended and rear-ending another vehicle are two of the most frequent types of crashes for both fleet drivers and the general population.

To avoid common collisions like rear-ending another car, NETS suggested focusing on:

October 1-5, 2012 is Drive Safely Work Week, a NETS national effort to raise awareness that can significantly reduce the number of traffic crashes that impact employees, policyholders, families and communities. Nationwide Insurance is a Board Member company.

For additional information on how you can stay protected on the road, visit Nationwide’s website for driving safety tips.

About Nationwide

Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company, based in Columbus, Ohio, is one of the largest and strongest diversified insurance and financial services organizations in the U.S. and is rated A+ by both A.M. Best and Standard & Poor’s. The company provides customers a full range of insurance and financial services, including auto insurance, motorcycle, boat, homeowners, pet, life insurance, farm, commercial insurance, annuities, mortgages, mutual funds, pensions, long-term savings plans and specialty health services. For more information, visit

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