Car insurance: Brits feel safer on the road than in the air
Monday, 22 May 2006
Motorists feel safer behind the wheel of a car than on any other form of transport, a new survey has revealed.
The study by Brake and Green Flag has shown that Briton's value a sense of control when travelling, with two-thirds of those surveyed ranking a car in the top three modes of transport that made them feel the safest.
But passengers in cars are not so sure, with only one in 33 admitting they felt safest when travelling in a car but not driving.
This finding comes despite the fact that most people know that air travel is the safest form of transport and road transport is much more dangerous.
Mary Williams, chief executive of Brake, explained: "Drivers clearly have a false sense of invulnerability when driving a car, which they actually know isn't real.
"If people deceive themselves about the inherent dangers of driving this may explain incessant risk-taking on the road and the daily death toll. About nine out of ten crashes are due to driver error."
Drivers can also make themselves feel safer while driving by taking out the cheapest car insurance available. Motorists who know they are adequately covered will be more at ease behind the wheel.
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