Press release

Smashing time in the east for motorists

Monday 15 August 2005

  • Almost 50% more drivers in the east make claims for windscreen damage

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals the regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK.* It has indicated that the roads in eastern England may be in a worse condition than the rest of the country as the region makes almost 50% more claims for windscreen damage, suggesting there are a lot of loose stones on the roads.

On a more positive note the region is one of the safest in the country for car theft with almost 40% fewer cars reported stolen the national average. More than a third fewer people in the East make claims for personal belongings stolen from their vehicle, suggesting that either there are fewer opportunist thieves or that the regions motorists are particularly good at making sure that all valuables are stored out of sight.

Overall, claims in the region are less expensive to reimburse than any other region, suggesting that accidents are more likely to be minor shunts rather than major collisions.

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. 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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