Press release

Yorkshire's motorists more careful behind the wheel

Monday 15 August 2005

  • Yorkshire motorists 7% less likely than UK average to have an accident
  • 5% less likely to have a claim overall

Research from Saga Motor Insurance today reveals the regional differences between motor insurance claims in the UK.* The good news is that there are 7% fewer accidents in the region than the UK average and people are 5% less likely to make a claim overall, suggesting that Yorkshire's motorists are more careful behind the wheel.

However, motorists are warned to make sure that their car is secure when they leave it as Yorkshire experiences 51% more claims for items stolen from inside the vehicle than the UK average - only London experiences more.

Saga advises drivers to make sure that all personal belongings are stored out of sight when they are not with their vehicle, even bags that have no valuables in can still look tempting to potential thieves, therefore all items should be locked away in the glove box or the boot. Motorists should also ensure that they have adequate cover for the value of the belongings they carry with them in the car.

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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