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"Dent and Run" Accidents Mounting in Britain
"Dent and run" accidents seem to appear common all over but in Britain the number is now mounting like a newly-launched rocket. So far, the figures, in the latest survey conducted in said territory, reflect that dent and run accidents are already alarming.
According to a survey for eBayMotors.co.uk about 64 percent of drivers have returned to their parked cars to find damage done but no note left. It was also found that an average driver has shelled out almost 340 pounds to have his car repaired. Car damage ranges from minor dents, scratches, and nicks to more serious cases like smashed mirrors, broken taillights and bended bumpers.
These days in Britain, broken truck mirrors for Toyota is a usual sight. Bended Chevrolet suburban bumpers are also oftentimes subjected to this misdemeanor in the territory. In addition, never be shocked if you see shattered taillights for Ford Crown, these pieces are just part of the motorist's lives in Britain. In the United Stated, these prevalent misdemeanors are called fender-bender accidents. Sports cars and MPV are, so far, the hardest hit of these
Last week was the first in what is aimed to be an annual survey by eBayMotors. According to the spokesman of the company, said accidents are much more common as road congestion and car numbers increase.
The survey revealed that out of 1,009 adult respondents, half of the drivers (50. 2 percent) admitted that they would "dent and run." Among the respondents who have witnessed "dent and run" accidents, only 2 percent would physically intervene to collar the culprit, moreover, 56 percent would secretly take note of the culprit's details and leave a note on the damaged car.
It was also found out in the survey that women appear to be more skilled drivers than men. Among men respondents 17 percent caused damage to another vehicle while squeezing or reversing into a parking space. Among women respondents, there is only 10 percent.
The survey also showed that the most common "dent and run" incident is the scraping of car doors. About two-thirds of the respondents say that they would never bother to leave a note if they caused said car damage.
Finally, eBayMotors survey pointed out that driver's excuses range from laziness to sheer sneakiness. 46 percent of the respondents would say that the damage could have been there already. 37 percent would say other driver was partly responsible. 19 percent would say no witnesses saw me do it. And, 8 percent would say I was worried about my no claims bonus.
About the Author: As a manager of one of the largest auto store in Springfield,Massachusetts, Sarah has extensive expertise on auto parts and automotives in general. This 42 year old is a certified car enthusiast.