Research reveals a
streak of dishonesty among motorists
WOULD you ever deliberately damage
someone's car? It may sound shocking but almost a ⅓ of motorists in the
North West have had their can vandalised, while even more have had their car
bumped by someone who drove off without leaving their details, according to
research by car insurance specialist Admiral.
Admiral found that many motorists appear to have questionable ethics when it
comes to other people's property. 32% of people in the region have had their
car vandalised at some time, although only 3% admit they have deliberately
damaged someone else's car.
However many motorists in the north west have no qualms about driving off
after bumping someone's car. 31% of those surveyed said they wouldn't
necessarily leave their contact details if they hit a parked and unattended
car and caused a small dent.
Admiral spokesperson, Justin Beddows commenting on the research said:-
"It's shocking that so many people have had their damaged on purpose. Not
only is it morally unacceptable, vandalism a criminal offence.
While some people may feel it's less serious to drive off without leaving
their details following a bump, damaging someone's property and not owning
up is still dishonest. Accidents happen, it's only fair to leave your
details if you hit someone's car. For anyone questioning whether to leave
their details after hitting a parked car, I'd ask, how would you feel if it
happened to you?"
Plenty of the people Admiral surveyed said they have had their own car
damaged without the person responsible owning up. 36% of people in the north
west have had their car damaged by another motorist who drove off without
leaving their details.