Regardless of the type of car you drive, or your driving experience, one of the most important aspects of owning a car is making sure that your insurance is up to date. After all, accidents happen and, whether you were at fault, or not, good insurance coverage is a must. Many of today’s sports and luxury cars can be very costly to repair after an accident, with certain parts having to be imported. Now, with that being said, just how many accidents actually occur here in the UK every year?
UK Automobile Accident Statistics
Last year, there were more than 150,000 automobile accident in the UK. Of those accidents, the Department for Transport (DfT) announced that in 2019, there were 1,784 reported road deaths. Compared to 1,793 the year before, there has been a slight decrease. However, in that same report, the DfT stated that serious injuries as a result of automobile accidents had risen sharply from 24,831 in2018, to 25,511 in 2019, an almost 3% year-on-year increase.
Why the sudden increase in serious injuries, while the total number of deaths dropped? Experts suggest that ‘increased incentives for post-test training, consistent enforcement of new motoring laws, accelerating the uptake of AEB (autonomous emergency braking) equipped cars and promoting best practice in driving’ are some of the top factors involved in the newly updated accident rates.
Do Younger Drivers Crash More?
While younger drivers, aged 17-19, make up only 1.5% of license holders in the UK, they are involved in 9% of fatal crashes where they are the driver. Altogether, drivers under the age of 25 cause 85% of all ‘serious injury’ accidents in the UK.
Car Renewals With Launch Insurance
As you can see, having insurance on your sports or luxury automobile is important. If your car is due for a renewal, contact Launch Insurance today. Our team of insurance experts specialise in insuring some of the world’s leading luxury automobiles and can beat your renewal price. You get the insurance coverage your car needs, the unmatched service and support of the UK’s number one insurance provider and the peace of mind knowing that your car is protected in the event of an accident.
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To learn more reasons you need insurance for your sports or luxury automobile, contact Launch Insurance and speak with an experienced insurance professional about your coverage needs today.
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