..or pleading guilty when they aren’t!
New research by Nextbase has discovered that almost one third (29%) of young drivers are either being wrongly blamed following an accident or are pleading guilty when they aren’t.
The UK’s market-leading manufacturer of dashcams believes that stress following a crash might be the reason, with more experienced drivers possibly taking advantage of the fact.
According to the company, young drivers can be left feeling vulnerable after an accident which could cause panic, leading to a guilty plea even though they aren’t at fault. More experienced drivers can take advantage of this and gain a wrongful admission of guilt from a driver much younger than themselves.
For this very reason is why there’s more and more dashcams being sold in the UK and for younger drivers in particular, using a dashcam could provide them with concrete proof as to who was actually at fault in the event of an accident.
Young drivers are being forced to pay heavily for car insurance, with the average fully comp policy for under 24 year-olds coming in at a whopping £1,116 per annum.
Following on from their findings, Nextbase have decided to partner-up with a car insurer, offering a deal to younger drivers that could help with their huge running costs. The scheme is called MyFirstUK Insurance and offers 30% off premiums when you fit a Nextbase 312GW dashcam to your car.
Director of Nextbase, Richard Browning, said: “With research showing that a large proportion of young drivers are getting blamed for accidents that may have not been their fault, a dash cam can act as a witness to help prove innocence,” also adding: “Research shows that the older you get, the worse your reactions are. However, younger drivers are still getting penalised with sky-high car insurance costs.”
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