One Allianz claims handler attended an event recently and heard from the parent of an 18 year old who tragically lost her life when driving. As a parent himself he was moved by the experience.
Tony Newman, head of motor claims at Allianz said:
"The lady got the ‘knock at the door’ that’s every parent’s worst nightmare. Through my professional life I’m all too familiar with the real life tragedies that cross our desks every day. I’m also aware that a disproportionate number of those tragedies involve young lives and were completely avoidable. Young drivers aren’t reckless. They are simply inexperienced."
Allianz’s own research revealed that 80% of the parents said they were anxious about the safety of young drivers. Parents also said:
"It’s not easy to ask your young son or daughter to remember they are inexperienced drivers and to drive cautiously without sounding preachy. But, a gentle reminder now and then is a very good idea."