Kiwis advocate for insured drivers



The most recent survey by consumer satisfaction company Canstar Blue has shown that there is still strong support for all New Zealand’s drivers to be insured.

Eighty two percent of those surveyed who currently have a car insurance policy, say that uninsured drivers have no place on New Zealand roads, a slight drop from the previous year.
Close to a quarter of Kiwis (24%) and a third (32%) of Aucklanders have been in a car accident with an uninsured driver.
Many Kiwi policy holders are taking action to manage their insurance costs whether by reducing their cover/sum to lower premiums (19%) or having a look around the market to compare prices and ensure they are getting the best deal (40%).
Despite some initial costs, getting car insurance is an incredibly smart move as it can provide peace of mind and can potentially prevent a much bigger financial loss in the future.
“The cost of accidental damage to your car (or someone else’s) is usually big, so no matter how unlikely you might think an accident is, it’s important to give yourself a safety net just in case,” says George. “Sixty eight percent of Kiwis have made a claim on their car insurance due to an accident, distantly followed by theft of items at 5% and theft of the car itself at 4%.”

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