Foreign lorries cause £52m of accidents

  • Survey reveals cost of damage
  • Average repair bill £3750
  • Total cost more than £50 million
Accidents caused by left-hand-drive, foreign-registered lorries result in nearly £52m-worth of damage each year in the UK, according to a new survey.

The report, compiled by accident management firm Accident Exchange, showed that 46% of incidents involving foreign lorries happened on motorways, with 42% of those incidents on the M25.

The average repair bill was nearly £3750, with nearly one in 10 vehicles classed as total write-offs by insurance assessors.

The survey concluded that foreign lorries cause one in every 350 accidents in the UK, adding up to £48.9m in repairs, vehicle replacement and personal injury claims, and £2.8m-worth of lost working hours.
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