Nobody wants to be involved in an accident, but the grim reality is that accidents happen, despite whether you’re at fault or not.
According to the Police Service of Northern Ireland, between 1 January 2019 and 31 December 2019, there were a total of 5,676 collisions recorded.
Between 1st January 2021 and 31st May 2021 there were 1,541 collisions recorded compared with 1,677 between January and May 2020 –
a decrease of 136 collisions (8.1%). But it is also important to note that lockdown measures in relation to Covid-19 were in place during both of
the key reporting periods which means the reduction in collisions seen in 2020 and 2021 should be seen in the context of overall traffic volumes which
were estimated to have more than halved.