Skip To The Main Content

Work journey 'risky for motorists'

by  | 

Motorists have been urged to opt for a comprehensive car insurance policy that covers minor accidents, as a study shows that the journey to and from work could be the riskiest time for drivers.

The survey of some 1,200 drivers by car insurance company Swinton found that drivers have higher a chance of being involved in a minor accident while driving to and from work than when they're using their vehicle for other journeys.

Nearly six in 10 motorists said that they had been in a minor crash with another vehicle while driving to work.

The study also highlighted that the school run was another risky time for drivers in the country, with 9% of respondents claiming they had a minor crash with another car during the busy period.

One in five drivers said that they had bumped or scraped their vehicle in supermarket parking areas, while nearly 8% faced similar incidents in a multi-storey car park.

Describing the incidents as "inevitable", Steve Chelton - Insurance Development Manager at Swinton - said that people should opt for an adequate car insurance that covers the expenses caused by the incidents.

He said: "They can also have a big impact on no claims bonuses, if not protected, so motorists often opt to pay for the damage out of their own pocket so they can make longer-term savings.”

© Press Association 2010