Winter mishaps are more likely among male car insurance holders

Male car insurance holders are more likely than their female counterparts to be involved in a road accident during the winter months.

This is according to new research from Santander Car Insurance, which found that, despite displaying more confidence at the wheel, men suffer more mishaps when driving in icy or snowy conditions.

It was shown that 33 per cent of males questioned as part of the survey have been involved in a road collision in hazardous conditions, compared to just 18 per cent of female motorists.

Richard Al-Dabbagh of Santander Insurance noted driving is a lot trickier when the temperature drops, meaning it is essential road users take precautions before they set off on their commute.

Mr Al-Dabbagh stated: “By taking care in advance and being more cautious behind the wheel they can substantially reduce their chances of having an accident or breaking down on the road.”

He added motorists should always ensure they have adequate motor insurance in place regardless of the weather, recommending they take the time to check their policy and get a better idea of what is and is not covered.

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