Driving Habits: Insurance Brokers in Sudbury Shed Some Light
August 31, 2019 (PRLEAP.COM) Business NewsAccording to Sudbury insurance brokers, Sudbury may not be the worst city in terms of driving records in Ontario, but it's also not close to the best. The company says it ranked No. 13 in a study by an online company, Insurance Hotline that helps drivers compare rates.
The insurance brokers say that when ranking bad driving cities, Insurance Hotline did an analysis of car insurance quotes from 2018 and 2019 to determine the highest averages on a driver's record in three categories: tickets, at-fault collisions, or both.
"In the collision category, Sudbury drivers fared well by ranking 45th on the list. However, the city ranked No. 6 in the ticket category, with 11 per cent of drivers admitting to having a minimum of one ticket on their record", the company added.
The Sudbury brokers say that overall, Sudbury ranks 13th on the list of worst cities for drivers with a grade of C; even Angelina Marcantognini, a 26-year-old woman from this city has been crowned Canada's Worst Driver. Marcantognini was one of eight drivers sent to a Driver Rehabilitation Centre to improve her driving skills.
The insurance brokers added that the city and the police are doing as much as they can to reduce car crashes and improve road safety.
The company added that recent statistics from Greater Sudbury Police reveal that there were 909 collisions between October 1 and December 31, 2017. Another 300 crashes were reported to the police in January 2018.
One of the biggest concerns, the company noted, is the seeming lack of attention paid by both drivers and pedestrians.
"A lot of the times the driver is trying to watch other vehicles around them, dealing with weather, etc., and [pedestrians] will just step out … those on foot to make sure drivers see them before crossing an intersection." Sergeant Tim Burtt says.
The company also pointed out that it's not fair to blame the Sudbury drivers for the high auto insurance rate in Sudbury; weather condition & irresponsible pedestrian are also causing crashes in Greater Sudbury.
Sudbury Insurance Brokers claim to bring industry leading services to Sudbury and the wider Northern Ontario area, offering advice and guidance, as well as an experienced team of brokers. Their team are local brokers who know the area, the market, and the customers, enabling them to offer a personalized service that is dedicated to the personal touch. Their brokers make insurance easy, working with clients to get the best possible coverage at the lowest cost.
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