More than one quarter of drivers – 27.8% of survey respondents – had made a claim on their car insurance policy in the last three years. That’s a lot of people road testing the service provided by their insurers! So where do the most accident-prone drivers live?
Well, of those drivers who made car insurance claims, the highest number were from New South Wales, followed quite closely by Victoria.
|State||% proportion of claims|
|New South Wales/ACT||32.89%|
But – in terms of claims per thousand registered vehicles on a state-by-state basis, it seems that South Australians are the most accident-prone, making 8 claims per 1,000 registered vehicles. And the safest place to live? The ACT, with only 0.37 claims per 1,000 registered vehicles. Is it due to less driving? Their more conservative natures? Or perhaps the wheel and spoke pattern of their streets?
Source: ABS Motor Vehicle Census
South Australians should take heart though because as the chart above shows, the driving record of those in Victoria and NSW is not that much better!
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