A study of 2,000 drivers has revealed that, on average, just under a third (29 percent) of us have written off a car. Meanwhile, 7 percent of us have written off a car more than once.
The survey also revealed more about the circumstances of a car being written off. Two-thirds said it wasn’t their fault. Over half (55 percent) blamed a third party for their car’s demise. Ten percent said their car was stolen and written off.
Just over one in four (27 percent) admit it was their fault. That jumps to 38 percent for respondents from the North East. Ten percent say it was their car alone, while nine percent say there was another vehicle involved in the incident that led to the car being written off.
Looking at the gender split, men are more likely to write off a car than women. That 29 percent average splits into 32 percent of men and 26 percent of women.