Try to stay focussed if you want to avoid car insurance claims

Drivers are constantly warned not to drive while tired and the importance of remaining focussed behind the wheel has been reiterated by a new study.

According to UK-based car insurance firm esure, a lack of concentration leads to one in eight people having an accident or a near miss while driving.

Alarmingly, the research indicated that motorists will be travelling for just 11 minutes before they "switch off".

More than one-third of the respondents stated that they have made a journey and then had no recollection of where they have been, as many people automatically drift into "autopilot mode".

The Australian government recently proposed changes to the car insurance claim process, which will see a "no fault" system introduced, as it is currently very expensive to launch investigations to find what caused a collision.

If the esure research is to be believed, many Aussie vehicle owners need to take more responsibility for their own actions if the number of accidents on the country's roads is to eventually decline.

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