Press release

Wales is safest motoring region in UK

Monday 15 August 2005

  • Accident rate 15% lower than average
  • 31% fewer claims for stolen vehicles

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals the regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK.* The good news for Wales is that there are 15% fewer accident claims than the national average, suggesting that Welsh drivers the safest in the UK.

Incidences of theft in Wales are also significantly fewer than the national average. Almost a third fewer vehicles are stolen and there are 28% fewer claims for personal belongings being stolen from inside people's cars, suggesting that there are not as many opportunistic thieves about.

There are 27% fewer claims for windscreen damage compared to the UK average, the second lowest in the UK, behind the North East, suggesting that there are fewer loose stones on the roads.

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.

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