Have you heard about this? Crashing and Dashing?
Next time you climb into the driving seat you might want to take extra care, as the results of a new survey have revealed that more than 41% of young drivers admit to ‘crashing and dashing’ – the act of accidently hitting a car and driving away without telling the owner. This has staggered us. We would love to hear from you if you have experienced this recently.
The survey, which has been commissioned by Custom Accessories Europe (CAE), official licensee of Michelin, has found that drivers aged between 17 and 24-years-old are the worst ‘crash and dash’ perpetrators, with 24% of male drivers within this age group admitting to the causing knocks and scrapes.
More than half of UK motorists have had their car damaged by an anonymous driver (55%), with male drivers being the worst offenders – a quarter of them (25%) admitted to damaging another person’s vehicle, compared to 19% of female road users.
You might want to keep your eyes peeled when doing your weekly shop too, as the survey has revealed that the most common place for a ‘crash and dash’ to take place is in supermarket car parks (20%), followed by public car parks (19%) and busy streets (14%).
The study has also unveiled the whereabouts of serial ‘crashers and dashers’, with the most culprits living in Birmingham (27%), Bristol (26%), London (26%), Nottingham (23%) and Manchester (23%).
Help is here though as the research has been commissioned to coincide with the launch of the new MICHELIN parking protectors, which aim to protect a car’s bodywork – including bumpers, doors and wing mirrors – from knocks and scratches.
Unobtrusive and contour forming to a vehicle’s bodywork, the parking protectors are UV and car wash resistant as well as easy to remove. Available in three colours – silver, clear and black – the parking protectors appear sleek and seamless when applied to a car.
More information on MICHELIN parking protectors is available at Halfords nationwide and independent stores.