Admiral found that many motorists appear to have questionable ethics when it comes to other people’s property.
33 per cent of people in the region have had their car vandalised at some time, although only 8 per cent admit they have deliberately damaged someone else’s car.
However many motorists in the south east have no qualms about driving off after bumping someone’s car.
21 per cent of those surveyed said they wouldn’t necessarily leave their contact details if they hit a parked and unattended car and caused a small dent.
Admiral spokesman, Justin Beddows commenting on the research said: “It’s shocking that so many people have had their damaged on purpose. Not only is it morally unacceptable, vandalism is a criminal offence.
“While some people may feel it’s less serious to drive off without leaving their details following a bump, damaging someone’s property and not owning up is still dishonest.
“Accidents happen, it’s only fair to leave your details if you hit someone’s car. For anyone questioning whether to leave their details after hitting a parked car, I’d ask, how would you feel if it happened to you?”
Plenty of the people Admiral surveyed said they have had their own car damaged without the person responsible owning up. 41 per cent of people in the south east have had their car damaged by another motorist who drove off without leaving their details.
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