As the UK workforce hits the roads for the Easter weekend, Norwich Union (NU) unveils its crash index offering advice on how and when to avoid collisions.

According to the research, the best chance drivers have of avoiding a prang on the roads is "drive a gold-coloured car in Yorkshire on a Sunday".

The other major findings are: the day before Good Friday is one of the worst days for collisions; more car collisions take place in the winter months due to fewer daylight hours and dangerous road conditions; and fewer accidents take place on a Sunday because there is less traffic on the roads.

Commenting on the research, Institute of Advanced Motorists chief examiner Bryan Lunn said: "NU's findings are not surprising."