The average Australian motorist can expect to be involved in acrash every seven years, according to a recent report from the newsservice, ABC Canberra. The research was conducted by NRMA, whichrepairs or replaces more than 150,000 cars in New South Wales andthe Australian Capital Territory every year. The insurer alsodiscovered that young men in the ACT are more likely to beresponsible for motor vehicle crashes than are women. Perhaps notsurprisingly, Friday afternoons and evenings are the most dangeroustime for drivers to be on the region's road, the study found.

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“We're all hurrying around on a Friday,” David Piper, aspokesman for the company, told ABC. “We're picking up kids fromschool, we're trying to do the last job, we're trying to go toofast for the weekend, or we're probably trying to get out of town.And then, between 6 pm and 9 pm on the same day, on Fridays, peopleare driving home, and I think alcohol probably has a contributionto that.”

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