Car insurance: Majority of car insurance customers 'honest about accidents'

Thursday, 18 February 2010

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The majority of car insurance customers would tell someone if they hit their vehicle, even if no one else saw the accident.

Research from RoadTestReports.co.uk found that 61 per cent of people would own up to damaging another car, often leading to a claim on their car insurance.

However, the survey also found that for minor damage many people prefer to pay out of their own pocket rather than lose their no-claims bonus.

Faye Sunderland, a spokesperson for RoadTestReports.co.uk, said: "It was good to see that most motorists display honest characteristics and are likely to leave their details at the scene of the accident if they were ever involved in damaging some else's car."

She added that she hoped people would consider the impact of their actions on other drivers, rather than worry about claiming on their car insurance.

People are more concerned about protecting their no-claims discount at the moment as car insurance costs are rising due to an increasing number of personal injury claims.ADNFCR-3010-ID-19623027-ADNFCR

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