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Weekly Edition - Published  12 December 2015


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Research reveals a streak of dishonesty among motorists

WOULD you ever deliberately damage someone's car? It may sound shocking but almost a 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.


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