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Insurer issues warning as road accidents involving caravans reach summer peak

Insurance provider, Admiral Insurance, has warned those towing a caravan this summer to wary as road accidents involving caravans reach a peak.

According to Admiral claims data, 20 per cent of accidents involving a caravan happen in August, while 49 per cent of caravan-related claims occur during the summer months.

Clare Egan, head of motor at Admiral Insurance said: “With many of us worried about the recent travel chaos, staycations remain a popular choice for holidaymakers this summer.

“We’re expecting to see many people 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.

“Our claims data reveals almost half (49 per cent) of road accident claims involving caravans take place in the summer months between June and August, which is not completely unexpected with more holidaymakers on the roads.

“Worryingly, the number of accidents reaches a peak in August, with more than 20 per cent of accident claims where there’s a caravan involved taking place this month.

“It’s 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.”

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