According to recently released statistics, the chances of having a near-collision whilst driving nearly doubles on days where the weather is good. Lytx, the driver safety and compliance company, have determined that drivers are more likely to engage in distracted driving when weather conditions are clear. As a result, the chance of collisions occurring actually increases. Del Lisk, vice president of safety services for the firm, said: 'Our data shows there are nearly double the number of near-collisions when the weather conditions are clear than when it's stormy,î 'We have concluded that drivers are not as alert and may engage in distracted driving more often when the weather is clear. 'We have released this data to remind drivers the perils of distracted driving and importance to drive alert regardless of the weather conditions.î Analytics experts at Lytx studied more than 2.5 billion miles driven between September 2011 and April 2013, finding that there are 8.6 near-collisions for every collision in clear weather, and 4.6 near-collisions for every collision in poorer weather. Paul Jones, the company's general manager in Europe, said: 'At Lytx our goal is to help make our roads a safer place for both the commercial drivers we support and the general motorists who share the roads with them. 'Over 1,700 people were killed and more than 180,000 people were injured on UK roads in 2013, according to Department for Transport figures. 'The majority of these incidents are due to human error and are avoidable. 'We're dedicated to using our technology to help professional drivers adopt safer driving habits and measurably reduce the risk that is present on our roads every day.î