One in 20 adults, which equates to 2.4 million people, was involved in a road collision in 2012, according to the IAM.
The IAM has extracted the figures from the 2012 National Travel Survey, published by the DfT.
The survey also shows that men (5.6%) are more likely to be involved in a collision than women (4.8%). Of the 2.4 million involved in a road crash, around 800,000 were injured.
Overall, 5.2% of the population admitted to being involved in a crash in 2012 – down from 6.0% in 2011 and 5.9% in 2010.
Simon Best, IAM chief executive, said: “The good news is that our roads have never been safer and the headline death and serious injury figures continue to fall.
“But we still kill five people every day, and these Government figures suggest that millions are involved in minor bumps and scrapes every year.
“Car and road design have delivered a safer driving environment, but it is clear that we must all share the responsibility of reducing accidents and collisions.”
Click here to read the full IAM news release.