Press release

Car theft on the South East amongst the lowest in the UK

Monday 15 August 2005

  • Motorists in the South East are half as likely to be the victims of car theft
  • 24% more incidences of windscreen damage in the region

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals the regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK.* Analysis of its claims statistics have revealed that car owners in the south east of England are almost half as likely to have their vehicle stolen than the UK average. Motorists will also be pleased to hear that the number of claims for personal belongings stolen from inside vehicles is 38% lower than average.

On a less positive note, the statistics show that there are 24% more claims for windscreen damage in the South East, suggesting that there are a lot of loose stones on the road. The region also has marginally more accident claims than the rest of the UK, however these do tend to be slightly less costly than other regions.

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Notes to editors:

*All figures based on claims data from Saga Insurance Company Ltd. Figures correct as at 05-05-05

About Saga Motor Insurance

Saga offers personal belongings cover for 1,000

Replacement hire car during repairs following an accident anywhere in the UK for a maximum of 14 days

Cover when driving in the European Union, at no extra cost and for an unlimited period

Protected No Claim Discount available, provided there has not been more than one claim in the last two years

Emergency 'any driver' cover - anyone with a full licence can drive customer's car in a medical emergency provided they are also in the vehicle.

Get you home cover - up to 50 per person for driver and up to five passengers for travelling or accommodation costs incurred after an accident.

Variable excess levels - choose to pay more towards the cost of each claim and premiums can be reduced

Saga motor insurance won the award for best motor insurance at the Guardian/Observer Consumer Finance Awards 2004

Saga's claim service received acclaim in the latest wave of Which Magazine research, which proclaimed that "Saga's claim service was head and shoulders above any other company in terms of satisfaction with claiming."



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