Just over a quarter of Irish motorists describe themselves as very likely to add another driver to their policy in an attempt to reduce their motor insurance costs.
In a recent survey of over 3,000 Irish motorists, 27.74% of respondents stated that they were very likely to add another driver to their policy in the future.
Meanwhile, an additional 9.67% of those surveyed stated they were “somewhat likely” to add another name to their policy.
“When it comes to steps you can take to help reduce the cost of motor insurance, adding another driver to your policy is a step that many Irish motorists overlook,” Conor Faughnan, AA Director of Consumer Affairs stated. “While it is important that whoever you add to your policy has a driver record as clean or better than yours, adding a partner to your policy can result in a discount of up to 20% depending on your insurer.”
“However, the person you’re adding to your policy does not necessarily have to be a partner. For younger drivers still living at home, adding one of their parents to their policy as a named driver can help to make getting on the road more affordable.”
The AA Car Insurance survey found that women were significantly more likely than men to consider adding another driver to their policy in the future.
While younger drivers were also found to be the most likely to consider adding another driver to their policy in the future.
52.70% of respondents aged between 17 and 24 and 35.38% of those aged between 25 and 35 described themselves as “very likely” to add another name to their policy.