Pakistani drivers have been declared as the best drivers with just 2.5 percent of them have made a claim in the past year, according to the data by customer nationality.
Pakistani drivers were declared to have been involved in the least number of accidents in the UAE in 2020, according to the findings of Yallacompare’s insurance comparison platform.
Moreover, second place was taken by Lebanese, with 3.2 percent of customers made claims last year. Third, fourth, and fifth places were taken by Lebanese, Filipinos, Syrians, and Jordanians respectively.
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.”
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 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.
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.
“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.