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Well? What do you think? It sent a collective judder up the spines of the entire office.

We got this press release through this morning, detailing how naughty motorists don't leave their insurance details if they shunt another car in a multi-storey car park.

Read the press release, untouched by AM's hands, in full below:

17 July 2007, London – If we damage a car under public gaze, we leave our details. But apparently when we enter a multi-storey car park, our morals fly out of the car window. This is the shocking conclusion to a recent survey of motoring morals by a leading online insurance broker.


The survey of 1,111 motorists by finds that the majority of us (56%) have been the victim of mysterious vehicle damage in a multi-storey at some time.


In more than eight out of ten cases (82%), the perpetrator has left no contact details.


But this is not the work of an undesirable morally-bankrupt minority. According to the survey results, the majority of motorists (57%) hold up their hands, and say that they would remain equally as mysterious if they ever damaged someone else’s car.


Indeed, one in six (16%) motorists openly admits that they have already left phoney contact details or none at all.


One in three motorists polled by say that they would leave their correct details, but not because it is the right thing to do. For 23% of motorists, the fear of being seen would make them honest; with a further 14% worried about being caught on CCTV.


Paul Cosh, managing director for, says that all seems fair in love, war and car parks:


“Most of us will park in a multi-storey at some point each year, so it’s depressing to see that offending drivers are keen to sneak away without doing the right thing. And the more people who do this, the more they encourage their fellow motorists to copy them.


“Let’s hope the increasing use of CCTV in car parks will act as a deterrent to drivers who hit and run.”

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