Using the latest statistics from the Department for Transport, RegTransfers has researched the top causes of road accidents and come up with the top 10 that occur in a year throughout Britain.
Using the latest statistics from the Department for Transport, RegTransfers has researched the top causes of road accidents.
The most common cause of accidents is driver error. Over 100,000 (108,479) crashes occured in the UK due to cars suddenly braking, drivers failing to look properly, poor car maneuvering and/or loss of control.
Not only do road accidents cost the driver. They are costly to the people involved in the crash, insurance companies, emergency service units and local councils. Car accidents also cause traffic disruptions and emotional distress if there are any fatalities or injuries.
A third of British drivers have been financially affected by a car accident
A new survey has revealed that a third (36%) of British drivers have been financially affected by a car accident that wasn’t their fault. On average, the amount paid by motorists to cover policy excesses and non-fault insurance claims is £215. This includes hiring temporary cars, travel expenses and any other financial burdens. Many people believe the at-fault motorists’ insurance company pays out for all those affected, however, this is not the case.
With car accident and injury percentages increasing year on year – and statistics to show just how many causes and types of crashes there are – drivers need to be aware now more than ever while on the road.
Ways to protect your insurance premiums and claims
Along with these accidents comes another bullet to bite: Insurance premiums. A fee no one what’s to increase, not of their own accord anyway. If the accident can’t be proved to be the other driver’s fault then everyone suffers.
Ways to protect your premiums and claims
- Proof – using a dash camera to capture driving footage, the better quality the better your chances.
- Tracking devices protects you against speeding accusations, with proof of your legal speed will surly speed up your claim in your favor. Also lowering your insurance cost in many cases.
- Check with your insurance provider what cover you get in RTA.