Smashed car left wing mirror

More than 14 million motorists have driven damaged or un-roadworthy cars on UK roads, in the past two years.

The research, conducted by Direct Line, shows that drivers wait an average of 43 days before getting damage to their cars fixed, which risks long-term damage.

But what kind of damage is most common? See the infographic below for more troubling statistics:

Driving with damages infographic

Driving damaged vehicles puts both the driver and other road users at risk, so fixing cars as soon as possible is vital. Driving on bald tyres is particularly dangerous during colder months when the weather is worse.