Motor insurance companies need to offer more safety advice to customers, according to Sainsbury's Car Insurance
"We believe motor insurers have a unique and ongoing customer relationship and are therefore in a key position to offer policy features and practical advice to motorists to help encourage greater road safety," said Joanne Mallon, manager at Sainsbury's Car Insurance.
Advice that should be offered, according to the insurer, includes warnings not to follow too close to other vehicles and to take a break when feeling tired.
There are 4,107 car accidents a day and predicted that during 2005 as many as 200,000 people will require hospital treatment because of them, Sainsbury's found.
This costs businesses and time, and lost hours mean companies lose £325 million a year in the UK, the insurer adds.To read more about car insurance, click here.
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