2nd June 2015
The 20 male and female names with the highest number of car insurance claims have been revealed.
‘Duncan’ is the male name with the highest number of claims, while ‘Charlie’ is the female equivalent, data from price comparison website MoneySuperMarket.com has revealed.
Furthermore, ex-Top Gear host Jeremy Clarkson and co-host Richard Hammond will also find their names on the list.
Kevin Pratt, insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket, says: “Being involved in an accident, no matter how minor, or whether you’re at fault or not, can be a traumatic and costly experience. Our research shows the average claim value for an ‘at fault’ accident is nearly £3,000, and claiming for either ‘not at fault’ or ‘at fault’ accidents will drive up annual premiums, typically adding around £33 on average.
“And while Jeremy Clarkson and Simon Cowell can probably afford the premium increase, it may drive some motorists off the roads. We urge all motorists, be their names Tom, Dick or Harry, to take care on the roads – to avoid making claims, and risking the safety of themselves and drivers around them.
“Even if your name doesn’t feature in the top 20 Name Claims list, if you’ve had to make a claim on your insurance, it makes it even more vital to shop around for the best deal on your cover at renewal. Insurers all have different ways of pricing based on risk and some might be more lenient than others, especially to win your business.
“With so much choice available it pays to spend a small amount of time comparing insurance quotes and getting the best deal for your changed circumstances.”