Work journey 'risky' for motorists

More than half of motorists have had minor accidents while driving to work, suggesting that this could be the riskiest time for drivers, according to a survey by car insurance company Swinton.

The poll of over 1,200 drivers found that the busy school run was another risky time for UK motorists, with 9% of respondents having had a minor crash with another car during this period.

One in five drivers admitted to having bumped or scraped their vehicle in supermarket parking areas, while nearly 8% had been involved in similar incidents in a multi-storey car park.

Calling such incidents as inevitable, Steve Chelton, insurance development manager at Swinton, said motorists need to have adequate car insurance to cover the repair costs.

He added: "They can also have a big impact on no claims bonuses, if not protected, so motorists often opt to pay for the damage out of their own pocket so they can make longer-term savings."

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