Balanced on two wheels, and perched on a thin piece of metal, bikes are vulnerable to clumsy oafs and politicians. New research commissioned by ContractHireAndLeasing.com has highlighted the shocking proportion of UK car drivers who would drive off if they caused damage to another vehicle and there were no witnesses around to see them.
According to the company’s findings, almost one-third (30 per cent) of UK drivers stated that if they had a minor accident and caused a small amount of damage to another vehicle, they would simply leave the scene of the accident without leaving their details.
Meanwhile, four per cent of respondents stated they would leave the scene even if they had caused considerable damage to another car.
Overall, just 52 per cent of respondents stated they would either wait for the owner to return or ensure they left full contact details so they could be contacted at a later date to pay for any necessary repairs.
Across the UK, a number of regional variations in the results were revealed, with motorists from Scotland shown to be the most trustworthy, with 63 per cent of Scottish drivers falling into this latter category.
This compared to motorists in the north-east who were shown to be the least considerate – with 36 per cent stating they would leave the scene without passing on their details.