Yallacompare, a pioneering insurance platform in the UAE, has named Pakistani drivers to be the safest in terms of road accidents. Examining the data by customer nationality, the company revealed that Pakistani drivers were found to be the best drivers with just 2.5% of them having made a claim in the past one year, reported Khaleej Times. Lebanese, Filipino, Syrian and Jordanian drivers secured the second, third, fourth and fifth spots, respectively. “It’s interesting to discover that according to our user-declared data, Pakistani drivers were the best in the UAE in 2020, from the point of view of making insurance claims,” said Jonathan Rawling, CFO, Yallacompare.
Moreover, in 2020, only 3.8% of Yallacompare customers declared that they had made a claim on their car insurance in the last 12 months compared to 8% in 2019. “The most important thing for insurance buyers to understand, however, is that it is essential to ensure that anything you declare to an insurance company or broker is true. If any statements are later found to be false, any claim could be reduced or denied. Never attempt to save money by making incorrect statements,” Rawling added.
The Covid-19 pandemic can be viewed as one of the main reasons for the reduction in the number of claims last year. This is because a fewer number of people were driving last year due to the long-lasting lockdown and the implementation of a work-from-home policy by the public and private sectors. “While it would be fantastic news to suggest the lower claim figure is down to a remarkable increase in safer driving, it’s pretty safe to say the lower number of claims is more likely to be attributable to less travel and lower car usage due to the virus lockdown, curfews imposed and working from home,” Rawling concluded.