AXA praises Britain’s young drivers

| April 1, 2010
AXA praises Britain's young drivers

Young drivers in the UK are less likely to make an insurance claim than their European counterparts, according to a new study.

Research by AXA found that British motorists aged under 25 are 30% less likely to make a claim than young drivers in Spain or France, and 25% less likely than those in Germany.

Young British drivers are also less likely to exceed the speed limit on a motorway, the study found.

Although the figures show young motorists are more careful not to crash in Britain, they are still ten times more likely to be killed or seriously injured on the road than more experienced drivers.

“Young drivers are more likely to indulge in dangerous behaviours than others and more work needs to be done to educate them about the risks,” said Craig Staniland, AXA director for motor insurance.

“However, in Britain we do seem to be performing better than our European neighbours and as a whole seem to be more concerned about the issues surrounding young drivers.”

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