The close to home effect in road crashes shows that driver are more likely to crash in familiar places. Routine trips close to home or work are usually in familiar places. Frequent familiar trips can be more risky overall than less frequent, longer trips.
*Burdett, B.R.D., Starkey. N.J., & Charlton, S.G. (2017) The close to home effect in road crashes, Safety Science, in Press