PRANG: Accidents do happen
NEW RESEARCH has uncovered widely varying levels of honesty from drivers around the country when it comes to owning up to their loved one about accidental damage they have caused to their partners car.
Drivers in London and the West Midlands were most open with their partners with nine out of ten admitting they had caused the damage. Meanwhile at the other end of the scale, only one in three of those surveyed in the North East confessed of the damage to their partner.
The survey which was carried out by alloy wheel protection specialists, AlloyGator, found that the average cost of repairing damage to a car caused by a partner totalled £779, and while some incidents were as serious as crashing the car the most common accidents were scraping doors, damaging bumpers, damaging alloys and cigarette burns to the interior.
Female drivers were most likely to cause accidental damage while behind the wheel of their other halves car, with 15 per cent causing accidental damage, compared to 11 percent of males.
Women were also more likely to think they could get away with it with 21 per cent of females failing to own up to their partner, compared to 15 percent of men.