Research conducted by insurance company Admiral has found that January 18 is the most dangerous date to be on the road and Friday has the highest number of accidents of any day of the week.

Admiral has analyzed 1.8 million accident reports it has received over the past 15 years to deduce the results.

Sue Longthorn, managing director of Admiral, said: It’s not surprising to see that the worst day of the week for accidents is a Friday as people are tired after a long week at work and can easily get caught up thinking about their weekend plans instead of the road ahead. In fact, there’s a direct correlation between the days getting later in the week and the amount of accidents increasing up to the weekend.