The research was commissioned by the Motor Insurer’s Bureau and they go on to state that many drivers really weren’t aware of what to do after they’d had an accident. The research included data on 695 people who were convicted of committing a hit and run office and helped identify a number of common reasons why people flee the scene of an incident.
- Drivers wished to hide the fact that they had committed a crime, including driving without insurance, were afraid for their own safety or feared they were being “set up” by a scam
- Drivers didn’t believe the incident was serious enough
- They had no knowledge of being in an accident
- Drivers judgement was impaired by drink or drugs
If your vehicle is damaged by an uninsured driver or someone who simply fails to stop, you could be left having to pay the excess. Protect yourself today or you could be left having to find £100’s to get back on the road.