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Insurer issues warning as road accidents involving caravans reach their summer peak

Admiral claims data reveals 20% of caravan accidents happen in August

  • Almost half (48%) of caravan-related claims take place during the summer months
  • Insurer offers top tips for towing to help motorists new to caravanning drive safely
  • Drivers could be fined up to £1,000 for failing to use the right towing mirrors

Clare Egan, Head of Motor at Admiral said: “As staycations are likely to be a popular choice for holidaymakers this summer, we’re expecting to see many people packing up their belongings and hitting the roads with a caravan in tow. For some, this could be their first-time driving with a caravan, so there are a lot of things they need to bear in mind for the benefit of all road users.

“Analysis of our claims data reveals almost half (48%) of road accidents involving caravans take place in the summer months between June and August, which is perhaps not completely unexpected with more holiday makers on the roads. The number of accidents reaches a peak in August, with more than 20% of them happening this month. It’s really important to make sure motorists feel confident behind the wheel, are clued up on towing regulations and have the right insurance to protect both the car and caravan.