September Sees Increase in Car Insurance Claims as Kids go Back to School

The new school term will see an increase in claims according to Swinton Insurance, the UKs leading high street retailer of car insurance.

This time last year Swinton had 8% more motor claims calls in September compared with August and it is anticipating the same this year.

As the roads become busier in the first few weeks of September and parents hurry to drop their children off at school’s it is inevitable that more accidents are likely to happen.

Swinton surveyed 1,200 online customers and found that 57% would rather drive kids to school than allow them to walk or use a school bus.

In a bid to cut the number of car insurance claims in September, Swinton has identified the most common accidents that occur on the school run.

— Bumping into someone while talking to children through the rear-view mirror — Stopping at an inappropriate place to wave the children off into school — Children opening car doors into oncoming traffic

Steve Chelton, Insurance Development Manager at Swinton said, “As the volume of traffic increases at the start of September, drivers, especially those on the school run need to be extra vigilant at all times. It is a good idea to leave in plenty of time and find a good spot to park up safely to drop the children off at school, thus preventing unwanted and costly car insurance claims.”

About Swinton

— With 580 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK’s largest high street insurance retailer — Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community — Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance — With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates.

Contacts: SKV Communications Anoushka Done, Caroline Eardley or Mairead Rodden 0161 838 7770

SOURCE: Swinton