Car insurance: Rushing causing more car accidents

Sunday, 07 February 2010

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A third of all UK drivers admit to driving without being able to see out of their windscreen properly during wintry weather. And that could see many car insurance claims over the coming weeks.

Tim Bailey, safety expert at Continental Tyres, said research by the company found many people were in "too much of a rush" to clear the windows properly before setting off on a journey, but this could be extremely hazardous behaviour.

He commented: "Preparation is key when setting out in your car, especially during the winter months. It is essential to be able to see and be seen."

The Institute of Advanced Motoring has also highlighted the risks of poor visibility after the cold snap has tightened its grip on the nation.

It noted motorists should look to clean their windscreens on both the inside and outside, as a thin film of grime and grease will be deposited there by heaters sucking in air and fumes from the road outside.ADNFCR-3010-ID-19546666-ADNFCR

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