Parked ve­hi­cle dam­age

Auckland City Harbour News - - NEWS -

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.

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