Honesty the rare policy
Kiwi motorists like to think they’re honest when it comes to admitting to minor parking damage, but a new survey would suggest that the reality is far different.
The survey, conducted by AA Insurance, interviewed 1000 drivers online and found that more than 650 of them had returned to their parked car to find it damaged, and in 86 per cent of those cases, the person who caused the damage did not leave a note.
The survey then asked the drivers how they would behave if they damaged a car and no one had seen them.
‘‘While the reality is that most people don’t leave a note, only one person in five was prepared to admit that they would not,’’ Amelia Macandrew, customer relations manager at AA Insurance said.
‘‘Those over 60 years [12 per cent], as well as male drivers [18 per cent], appeared to be most likely to leave their details.’’
The company said that in the 12 months to September 30, it handled almost 7700 claims for cars damaged while parked, equivalent to a cost of $11.5 million.
Sourced from Stuff.co.nz