School run is accident hotspot

With the majority of schools going back this week, AXA Insurance has revealed that one in four parents were involved in a car accident whilst taking their children to school during the last academic year.

Nine per cent claimed that they had been in a somewhat major accident, whilst another eight per cent said their accident was ‘severe’. Eighteen per cent also said that whilst they had not been involved in an accident, they had been involved in at least one near miss.

Claims data from AXA shows that the amount of claims made between 7am and 9am in September increases drastically compared to August, as motorists are 33% more likely to claim at 7am, 47% more likely at 8am and 37% more likely at 9am.

One in six parents claimed their accident occurred near the school or in the school car park with someone they know.