5.2% of adults was involved in a road accident in 2012, according to road safety charity, Institute of Advanced Motorists with men more likely to be involved in an accident than women.
This means 2.4 million Brits were involved in the stress of a road crash last year, with around 800,000 actually injured. The vast majority of these were car occupants.
IAM chief executive Simon Best said: “The good news is that our roads have never been safer. But these government figures suggest that millions are involved in minor bumps and scrapes every year. Car and road design have delivered safer roads but we must all share the responsibility of reducing accidents and collisions.”