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In 2020, the UAE roads became safer and Pakistani drivers were declared to be involved in the least number of accidents, revealing the results of the Yallacompare’s insurance comparison platform.
On examining, customer nationality data showed that Pakistani drivers were found to be the best drivers in the past 12 months, with just 2.5 percent of them having made a claim.
Jonathan Rawling, CFO, Yallacompare said, “It’s interesting to discover that according to our user-declared data, Pakistani drivers were the best in the UAE in 2020, from the point of view of making insurance claims.”
Moreover, second place was taken by Lebanese, with 3.2 percent of customers making claims last year. Third place was taken by Filipinos while the fourth and fifth places were taken by Syrians and Jordanians respectively.
“The most important thing for insurance buyers to understand, however, is that it is essential to ensure that anything you declare to an insurance company or broker is true. If any statements are later found to be false, any claim could be reduced or denied. Never attempt to save money by making incorrect statements,” Rawling explained.
Apart from that, data shows that only 3.8 percent of Yallacompare customers declared that they claimed on their car insurance in 2020 compared to 8 percent in 2019.
The decrease in the number of claims can happen as fewer people drove last year due to lockdown imposed amid coronavirus pandemic. More offices imposed work from home policies. There was restriction on travelling to far away places even by road in many countries.
“While it would be fantastic news to suggest the lower claim figure is down to a remarkable increase in safer driving, it’s pretty safe to say the lower number of claims is more likely to be attributable to less travel and lower car usage due to the virus lockdown, curfews imposed and working from home,” he said.
Meanwhile, local Emiratis have the most claims, with 5.5% of customers claiming in the past year.