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One in four cars towed following accidents occurred on a Tuesday, with 36% between the hours of 9am and 11am.
One in four cars towed following accidents occurred on a Tuesday, with 36% between the hours of 9am and 11am. Stuart Cumming

GUESS which day of the week you are most likely to get towed on?

New research by tow.com.au has revealed Tuesday morning is actually "tow-o'clock" for Sunshine Coast motorist accidents.

The figures supplied by the Queensland tow truck operator showed one in four cars towed following accidents occurred on a Tuesday, with 36% between the hours of 9am and 11am.

Tow.com.au CEO Dominic Holland said many people assumed there was a higher risk of having an accident at twilight due to poor visibility, when in fact the largest proportion of accident related tows occurred during the morning. 

"People are often wary of driving at night, or when the roads are busy with commuters, but most accidents or breakdowns resulting in vehicles being towed occur before lunch," Mr Holland said.

"Unfortunately for locals, many accidents tend to happen at the start of the week with drivers trying to get back into the swing of things after a long weekend away, or frantic start to the day.

"To avoid becoming another statistic, Sunshine Coast drivers should take the necessary steps to ensure they allow sufficient travel time and stay alert during the morning commute."

Mr Holland said it was the same story for breakdowns, with almost one in four breakdown related tows occurring on a Tuesday.

"People often neglect to service their vehicles, believing it is a low priority until they are caught out," he said.

"It's only when drivers find themselves broken down on the side of the road and having to pay for a towing service that they realise the importance of regular services."

Topics:  breakdown car motorists sunshine coast tow truck



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