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10% of accidents involve 15 and 65-plate cars, finds study

The study by Accident Exchange found that new car prangs last year generated £402m in repair revenue – an average of £2,050 per car – and equated to around 196,000 minor and serious new car accidents out of an estimated overall 2.2 million accidents a year.

Drivers tended to prang their 15 and 65-plate cars on the 57th day after the car was first registered. In fact, 32% of all 15 and 65-plate accidents happened within just two months of ownership.

The study examined 35,800 incidents recorded by Accident Exchange between February 2015 and January 2016.

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Natalie Middleton

Natalie has worked as a fleet journalist for nearly 20 years, previously as assistant editor on the former Company Car magazine before joining Fleet World in 2006. Prior to this, she worked on a range of B2B titles, including Insurance Age and Insurance Day.