Shopping centres are the top spot for car prangs, according to RAC Insurance claims data.

RAC Insurance has collated the most common locations in Perth for motor vehicle collision claims, with seven out of the top 10 spots being around shopping centres.

Galleria Shopping Centre in Morley was the spot with the most claims for collisions.

Westfield Carousel was second, and Midland Gate was third.

Joondalup Shopping Centre was the fifth worst spot, followed by Innaloo Shopping Centre.

Armadale Shopping Centre came in eighth, and Belmont Forum rounded out the top 10.

While not a shopping centre as such, the stretch of Scarborough Beach Road in Osborne Park which is home to many stores, also featured in the common prangs list in 13th place.

RAC Insurance General Claims Manager Andrew O’Hara says that the intersections at these shopping centres are the primary risk factor contributing to collisions.

“Shopping centres definitely appear to be a high risk area,” says Mr O’Hara.

“What we are seeing is collisions at the intersections surrounding shopping centres, people driving in and people driving out.

“Visibility in shopping centre car parks can also be quite poor.

“People can also be scanning the area looking for a parking spot whilst they are driving through busy areas.

“Obviously everyone has to go shopping, there is no avoiding it. So we would recommend our RAC members and the public to be patient, drive courteously and don’t speed around car parks.

“Also staying alert, being careful when reversing out and being aware that you may be hard to see also help.

“Or just buy your groceries online.”

The full list is as follows:

  1. Galleria Shopping Centre, Morley
  2. Carousel Shopping Centre, Cannington
  3. Midland Gate Shopping Centre, Midland
  4. Albany Highway, Cannington
  5. Joondalup Shopping Centre
  6. Innaloo Shopping Centre
  7. Nicholson Road, Canning Vale
  8. Armadale Shopping Centre
  9. Great Eastern Highway, Midland
  10. Belmont Forum, Belmont
  11. Curtin University, Bentley
  12. Walter Road, Morley
  13. Scarborough Beach Road, Osborne Park (most claims are linked to stores)
  14. Joondalup Drive, Joondalup
  15. University of Western Australia, Nedlands