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New Zealand: 3 out of 4 Kiwis want car insurance to be compulsory

Source: Asia Insurance Review | Mar 2017

Three out of four Kiwis think that third party insurance should be compulsory for the three million passenger vehicles currently on New Zealand roads, according to research from customer satisfaction research and ratings firm Canstar Blue. 
   “Although only 8% of our respondents had been involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, people are obviously worried about being left out of pocket if it happens to them,” Mr Jose George, Canstar Blue General Manager, told Scoop Media. The survey polled 1,680 Kiwi drivers.
   “Private passenger cars and vans account for over 70% of the traffic on our roads and for many, their cars is one of the most valuable assets they own. It’s no surprise that people want to make sure they’re going to be financially covered if they have an accident – and unfortunately it can be more common that we think – 52% of our respondents had been involved in an accident.”
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