The Monaro Highway has been named as Canberra's biggest hot spot for car crashes in new data from one major insurance company.
Figures from AAMI show the highway in Hume topped the list of accident spots in the national capital for the second year in a row.
The AAMI crash index showed Canberra Avenue at Fyshwick was in second place, and the Monaro Highway further northbound at Fyshwick was third on the list.
Other major roads that came in on the list of accident hot spots were Benjamin Way in Belconnen, Gundaroo Drive in Gungahlin and Northbourne Avenue.
The Barton Highway, Mugga Lane, Anthony Rolfe Avenue and Gungahlin Drive rounded out the top 10 accident sites in Canberra.
The data was based on more than 340,000 insurance claims submitted to the insurance provider in the 2018-19 financial year.
AAMI's head of motor claims, Anna Cartwright, said major arterial roads in the capital were more likely to see serious crashes.
"The Monaro Highway carries a lot of heavy vehicles, local traffic, as well as travellers driving into and through Canberra to other locations," Ms Cartwright said.
"This can lead to traffic congestion, frustrated drivers and increased crashes.
"Fyshwick's Canberra Avenue is also a busy, major arterial taking drivers to and from the centre of Canberra."
Despite drivers being more at risk of having a crash on the Monaro, the number of accidents in the past financial year dropped by more than 20 per cent compared with the 12 months before.
Six of the roads on this year's top 10 list were new entries. Only the Monaro Highway, Canberra Avenue, Gundaroo Drive and Gungahlin Drive appeared on last year's list.
The Monaro Highway was voted earlier this year in a poll of ACT drivers as one of the most dangerous in the region.
It came in fourth in an NRMA survey. The Barton Highway and Kings Highway topped the list.
Drivers told the survey that congestion and safety concerns were the top priorities for Canberra drivers.
The recent Canberra crash findings follow after a recent report showing there had been an increase in major road trauma caused by wildlife on ACT roads.
Canberra was named earlier this year as Australia's worst hot spot for animal collisions.
AAMI behavioural economist Phil Slade said a majority of car crashes happened when drivers were less than 10 kilometres from home.
"We are more likely to have accidents when we're less than 10 kilometres from home or on a familiar route because we tend to slip into autopilot," Mr Slade said.
"When we're driving somewhere we haven't been before, somewhere novel, we're more careful and concentrate more.
"On the flip side, when drivers are close to home, or on a familiar route, they can get too comfortable, and find themselves daydreaming or getting distracted."