Press release

Lancashire is the right side of the Pennines for your car stereo

Friday 9 December 2005

  • Yorkshire motorists are 21% more likely to have their car broken into
  • Accident claims in Lancashire cost 22% more than UK average

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals the regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK.* Motorists in Lancashire are 21% less likely to have their personal belongings stolen from inside their vehicle than those on the other side of the Pennines.

Roads in the county appear to be in a better condition than much of the UK as there are 25% fewer claims for windscreen damage compared to the national average.

The bad news however is that there are 74% more claims for stolen vehicles in the region than the national average - only London experiences more - so car owners are urged to take more precautions regarding security.

Although Lancastrians tend to have slightly fewer accidents than average, they do tend to be rather expensive to repair on average costing 22% more than the rest of the UK.

For more information on Saga Motor Insurance call 0800 484 184.

-ENDS-

Notes to editors:

*All figures based on claims data from Saga Insurance Company Ltd. Figures correct as at 05-02-05

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.

For further press information please contact the Saga Press Office on: 01303 771529.

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