A new survey shows that a majority of drivers wouldn’t tell if they hit a friend or neighbor’s car, according to PR Urgent.
Of 2,000 people surveyed, just 25 percent said they would tell a friend or a neighbor in the event of a collision with their vehicle.
In addition, only one in eight said that they would tell a stranger that they had crashed into their vehicle. A third, meanwhile, said that they would come clean with a boss or colleague at work.
The poll also suggested that there was some variation in honesty between different age groups. Older drivers were more honest than younger drivers. Seventy-two percent of those aged 55 and over say that they would track down the owner of the car. Only 40 percent of those between the ages of 18 and 24 said that they would do so.
“Any claim you make could mean your insurance goes up when you come to renew your policy,” said one of the surveyors. “[Thus] it can be tempting to ignore minor scrapes or faults with your car.”
There’s also a discrepancy in straightforwardness between drivers in different size cities. People from big cities are more likely to dodge the blame for a minor collision than people in small towns.