As the great summer getaway continues British motorists heading for a European escape by car are being urged to take care, as Admiral revealed the number of insurance claims for accidents abroad it has dealt with has risen 9% in the last 12 monthsand 150% in the last five years, with August seeing the highest number of overseas claims.
With millions of holidaymaking Brits taking their car abroad each year – especially to mainland Europe – the car insurance specialist has identified the most common destinations for accidents, the most common types of accidents and the most common cars involved to ensure drivers have a safe summer, including advice and tips for those who have accidents on their road trips abroad.
The study of Admiral insured drivers reviewed claims for motor accidents in mainland Europe in 2017 and found the most common type of car involved in accidents abroad was a BMW(10%) followed by a Volkswagen (9%) and Audi (9%). When it comes to individual cars, VW Golf accounted for the highest volume of claims for accidents abroad (3%) followed by Land Rover Range Rover and VW Passat.
Over the last 12 months, the insurer revealed drivers aged 35-44 have made the most claims for accidents while driving abroad (29%), followed by 25-34 year olds (26%) and in third place drivers aged 45-54 were responsible for a fifth of claims made for motoring accidents abroad (20%). Drivers aged 17-24 made the fewest claims (6%).
Top 10 car makes most likely to be involved in an accident abroad
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