The answer is very simple “close to home” is where most people drive most of the
time. Therefore most crashes happen close to home.
One survey showed that nearly a third of crashes happen less than a mile from home. Crashing into a parked car was the most common type of collision within a mile of a driver’s home. In this survey just 5% of crashes occurred 26 to 50 miles from home, and 6% at distances of more than 50 miles away.
Of the crashes closest to home, the most common cause after hitting parked vehicles was crashing while driving out of a minor road, followed by reversing into a vehicle and by hitting a wall.
Another study show that only 1% of accidents occur more than 50 miles from home. Most people drive close to their home, which is why