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Thirtysomethings make most claims

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New research has revealed that the motorists most likely to make a claim on their car insurance after being involved in an accident are those aged 36-40.

Auto Trader magazine examined claims arranged by date of birth and found that drivers born in 1981 made the most claims, followed by those born in 1967, 1974, 1975 and 1978.

The study of 4,600 claims revealed that most were made by drivers aged between 36 and 40, closely followed by 31 to 35-year-olds.

When organised by star signs, the most likely group to have an accident were Aquarians, followed by Pisceans. The least likely to make a claim were Scorpios and Sagittarians.

Auto Trader's head of financial services, Tom White, said: "It is always stressful when you are involved in an accident. However, if you have a helpfulcar insurance company that can sort out your claim, it can make all the difference.

"Remember, it is worth paying a little more on your car insurance policy to make sure you have all the benefits you might need in the event of an accident.

"Check your policy carefully to see what the level of cover is and what are included in the policy and what are classed as 'extras'."

© Press Association 2008