Press release

London is motor claims capital of UK

Tuesday 9 August 2005

  • Londoners are 24% more likely to make a claim

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals vast regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK. Analysis of its claims statistics have revealed marked differences in the number and value of claims made across the regions.

Londoners make the most claims overall, 24% more than the national average; they are also 82% more likely to have their vehicle stolen. In addition, the Capital's motorists are 28% more likely to have an accident, although the figures show that they are likely to be minor collisions as they cost less to fix than most other areas.

In contrast, the safest drivers are shown to live in Wales and the North East, where people make 19% less overall claims than average. People in this region are also around 15% less likely to have an accident.

Other areas with a high claims frequency include the Home Counties and the East - 10% and 9% more likely to claim respectively.

For more information on Saga Motor Insurance call 0800 484 184


Notes to editors:

*All figures based on claims data from Saga Insurance Company Ltd.

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 custoemr'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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