SGIC Finds Drivers Aren’t Sure Who’s Covered to Drive

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As the holiday period approaches where many of us will be driving long distances, almost 70% of SA drivers aren’t sure if they’re covered for someone else to share the driving, according to new research from SGIC

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if you need to take a break you may need one of your passengers to take over for you

As the holiday period approaches where many of us will be driving long distances, almost 70% of SA drivers aren’t sure if they’re covered for someone else to share the driving, according to new research from SGIC Car Insurance*.

‘In our experience we know things come up and you might need someone to drive for you, which is why SGIC covers anyone who drives your car,’ said Mariana Cidade, spokesperson for SGIC.

The research also showed that SA drivers either list themselves as the sole drivers of their car (30%) or have themselves and one other named in their policy (53%).

‘A lot of us are keen to reach our destination this holiday season therefore we suggest you share the driving, especially since unfortunately almost one in three fatalities involve fatigue**”

‘We recommend drivers who are unsure, or not insured with SGIC check if their cover extends to unnamed drivers, especially around the holiday season. For example, if you need to take a break you may need one of your passengers to take over for you,’ Ms Cidade said.

SGIC Car Insurance has just launched a new promotion where anyone over 18 can enter to win a Volkswagen Golf. The My Car is Your Car promotion is part of a TV campaign featuring Tom, the campaign’s main character, who is given a car to share with Australia. Tom will be driving the car in select areas in SA and allowing licensed drivers to take it for a spin.

To follow Tom’s whereabouts and adventures, or enter to win a car please visit http://www.sgic.com.au/mycarisyourcar

*Based on a survey of 500 SA drivers by Pure Profile Research in October 2010
**Sourced from South Australia Police statistics, 2010

SGIC is a leading insurance provider offering Home Insurance, Car Insurance, Motorcycle Insurance, Travel Insurance, Business Insurance, Boat Insurance, Health Insurance and Caravan Insurance in South Australia.

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