83% tell policy porkies

A new report has found that 83% of British drivers have lied on their car insurance policies, invalidating their cover.

The common lies, according to research from www.vouchercodespro.co.uk, are the purpose of the vehicle, the annual mileage and where it is kept overnight.

The survey spoke to 2,513 motorists, 28% of whom cited car insurance as the most costly aspect of car ownership – ahead of fuel (25%) and tax (21%).

When asked if they’d ever lied on insurance applications to keep costs down, 83% said yes.

The most common lies were the purpose of the car (48%), annual estimated mileage (41%), where the vehicle is kept overnight (29%), vehicle modifications (20%) and previous insurance claims/accidents/incidents (seven per cent).

George Charles, spokesperson for www.VoucherCodesPro.co.uk, said, ‘Telling a white lie in some circumstances is forgivable, but in this instance it just isn’t – invalidating your insurance can leave you with a hefty bill if anything were to happen, never mind the legal implications. You might like the idea of saving yourself a small chunk of change, but if you ever need to call on your insurance and find you’ve invalidated it by lying, it’s going to cost you far more in the long run.’