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Black Friday crash warning for motorists

AAP logoAAP 12/01/2017 Shae McDonald

Queensland motorists are being urged to take extra care to avoid a Black Friday tragedy, with the release of new statistics showing Fridays are the worst day for accidents on the state's roads.

RACQ spokeswoman Renee Smith says new insurance data from 2015-16 reveals more crashes occurred on Queensland roads on the last day of the working week.

"Fridays are overwhelmingly when we see serious incidents, with claims for vehicle rollovers and crashes where the vehicle has left the roadway 61 per cent more likely," Ms Smith said.

"No one wants to have an unlucky start to the year, so for the first Friday the 13th of 2017 we're reminding people to be up for the challenge of driving every time they get behind the wheel."

RACQ also urged drivers to keep an eye out for black cats and other wildlife throughout the day, with Fridays also the day of the week when most accidents involving animals occurred.

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