According to a report by the Daily Express, Churchill Insurance has found that men are more than twice as likely to intentionally provide an untruthful account of how a vehicular accident leading to a write-off transpired.
Here are the numbers:
24% of drivers in the UK (aged 18-34) will write off a car at some point
48% of male drivers lie about how the crash happened, versus 20% of female drivers
18% of cars written off are coloured blue; 15%, silver; tied at 12%, red and white
Of those who had written a car off, half crashed on their street of residence
46% of write-off crashes happen on motorways; 28% on other roads; 13% on country lanes; 8% on roundabouts; 5% in car parks
50% are because of collisions with other cars; 16%, extreme weather conditions or mechanical fault
“Writing a car off is actually more common than some may think, with one in four of us having done so in our driving careers,” said Churchill Insurance’s Sophie Frampton, as quoted by the report.
She continued: “One in 10 drivers worryingly see writing a car off as a ‘rite of passage’ – but for many drivers this means facing the inconvenience of investing in a new vehicle.”