Stockport, Uk (PressExposure) September 02, 2009 -- With so many cars in circulation, it's clear that road accidents are unavoidable, but this recent survey reveals people's perceptions were often flawed. For example, of those surveyed, most believed owners of expensive or more powerful cars like BMWs and Mercedes caused more road accidents than cheaper brands.
The statistics reveal in fact that: "Based on accident claims [http://www.claimssolicitors.co.uk/] from April, 2008 to April, 2009, 23% of claims were from Ford drivers, followed by Vauxhall at 15%, Volkswagen at 12%, Renault at 11% and Peugeot at 10%."
Claimssolicitors know from experience that it isn't the car that is to blame for road accidents - it's the driver inside it. The survey also uncovered other myths such as the relevance of age and sex to the incidence of accidents, but perhaps one of the most telling findings seemed to be that many drivers seem to be unaware of their own shortcomings:
"22% of them thought they had excellent driving skills and another 63% rated themselves as good drivers."
The simple fact is accidents will happen, however in any collision where blame can be attributed, the team at claimssolicitors will aim to achieve no win, no fee compensation for their injured clients.
"We should let go of our beliefs that other people (e.g. elderly people, women and those driving vans) are worse drivers. These are other statistics show that there really is no foundation," commented a spokesperson from claimssolicitors. "Human error is across the board, but when accidents do happen claimssolicitors will be there to help."
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