CARDIFF, Wales, June 28, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
elephant.co.uk has revealed that while many men like to think they are the superior gender when it comes to driving, new research from the car insurance specialist shows men have bigger crashes that cost more money than women.
elephant.co.uk looked at more than 200,000 claims and found young men in particular have more expensive crashes. Accidents involving men aged under 25 cost on average 15% more than those involving women of the same age. In fact, the cost of accidents involving male drivers of all ages is 6% higher than accidents involving women.
To help improve the driving ability of both men and women, elephant.co.uk has joined forces with Fifth Gear's Tim Shaw and made three short films which can help any motorist learn how to drive like a professional and control their car should they get into trouble.
The insurance videos contain tips and advice from a professional driver and reveal how to manage a car if it begins to skid, how to corner safely and why vision is so important when it comes to reacting quickly and braking in a safe manner.
elephant.co.uk managing director, Brian Martin, said: "Since passing our driving tests most of us might have picked up some bad habits and probably don't give too much thought to improving our driving skills. But driving well can mean more than just keeping out of trouble on the roads.
"At a time when most of us are trying to save money, as well as demonstrating how best to control your car, our films also reveal how smooth and efficient driving can help your car perform at its peak and be more cost efficient."
elephant.co.uk was launched in August 2000 and has over 485,000 customers. elephant.co.uk is a trading name of EUI Limited and is part of the Admiral Group plc.
elephant.co.uk specialises in providing online car insurance on the Internet. elephant.co.uk targets 17-35 year-olds living in cities, who traditionally pay higher premiums for car insurance. elephant.co.uk is proud to support Tusk throughout 2011.
elephant.co.uk writes its motor insurance business to a consortium of insurers, these being: Admiral Insurance Company Ltd, Admiral Insurance (Gibraltar) Limited and Great Lakes Reinsurance (UK) plc.