AlfaStrakhovanie specialists have counted the number of customer calls over the past winter related to icicles, ice and snow falling on cars. And they named the regions where the most of such incidents were recorded. By a wide margin, the first place in the number of insured events was taken by St. Petersburg with the adjacent Leningrad region, the company said in a statement.
- The Northern capital accounted for almost a third of such applications from customers (32%). Insurers associate this with the peculiarity of the development. Roofs in the historical part of the city are sloping, and yards and sidewalks are cramped, so any snowfall is likely to cause damage to cars.
- There are significantly fewer cases in Primorye and Khabarovsk Territory: 12 and 10%, respectively. They took second and third places in the ranking. Next are the Smolensk (9%), Tyumen (8%), Lipetsk regions (7%), Moscow with the Moscow region (5%), Krasnodar Territory (3%), Murmansk region (2%) and Bashkiria (1%).
Last week, a group of State Duma deputies came up with a proposal to expand the coverage of CTP insurance policies for damage sustained by cars due to inefficient utilities. The bill is supposed to oblige insurance companies to pay compensation, say, for an icicle or tree that has fallen on a car. According to the authors, such amendments will allow motorists to receive compensation in a shorter time frame and without unnecessary bureaucratic red tape.