December is the most dangerous month to drive in, the Post Office has said, and so consumers need to be extra careful to protect themselves and their no-claims bonus.
Last year there were 5,558 accident claims recorded in December, with as many as 258 in a single day, the Post Office has revealed.
Mike Smith, head of marketing at the Post Office, commented: “December has always been a dangerous month to drive in - the days are shorter and darker, plus dangerous weather conditions such as fog, ice and storms make driving particularly hazardous.”
By contrast August, with fewer people on the roads and when driving conditions are safer, has the fewest accident claims.
Post Office tips to protect driver and insurance policies over the winter months include defrosting your car thoroughly before driving, ensuring your car is serviced regularly, not driving if you are tired, avoiding driving the morning after drinking as you may still be over the limit, taking care on icy roads, and being cautious about windscreen glare from the winter sun.To read more about car insurance, click here.
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