Parked vehicle damage
Backing into another car and making a run for it, is more common than you may think.
An AA Insurance survey of 1000 drivers, revealed two-thirds of respondents have returned to their parked car to find it damaged.
In 86 per cent of those cases, the person who caused the damage did not leave a note.
Respondents were also asked how they would behave if they damaged a car and noone had seen them.
Just one in five people were prepared to admit they would not leave their details AA Insurance customer relations manager Amelia Macandrew says.
‘‘There seems to be a huge disconnect between what people say they’ll do and what they actually do.’’
Those between the ages of 25 and 34 and female drivers were most likely to think twice about leaving their details, if they damaged a parked car and no-one was present.
Male drivers and those aged over 60 were most likely to do the right thing, the AA says.
In the past 12 months, AA Insurance had almost 7700 claims in which cars were damaged while parked, costing more than $11.5 million.