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Try your hand at ACC’s “injury face-off” quiz!

Try your hand at ACC’s “injury face-off” quiz!

Which are involved in more injuries - high heels or gumboots? Pillow fights or arm wrestling? Cats or dogs?

Have a go at ACC’s “injury face-off” quiz and find out!

Every year, ACC receives around 1.7 million claims – so, as you can imagine, there are unlimited ways you can injure yourself.

“Injuries can happen anyhow, anywhere, at any time, says ACC’s Head of Insurance Products and Injury Prevention, David Simpson, “but there are simple things Kiwis can do to avoid the most common causes of injury.”

We’ve outlined some basic injury prevention tips below.

But first, why not have a go at the “injury face-off” quiz and see how you get on!

ACC’s “injury face off” quiz
Which do you think were involved in more injuries in 2013:
1. Gumboots or high heels?
2. Pillow fights or arm wrestling?
3. Air guitar or dancing the tango?
4. Elevators or escalators?
5. Cats or dogs?
6. Christmas Day or New Year’s Day?
7. Boating or golf?
8. Men or women?
9. Fishing or hunting?
10. Staplers or scissors?
Answers are at the end of this media release!

Simple tips to help Kiwis prevent injuries
At home:
• wipe up spills as soon as they happen
• run power cords along walls, not across walkways
• fasten loose rugs and mats to the floor

On the road:
• don’t exceed posted speed limits
• don’t drink and drive
• drive to the conditions
If taking part in sports and recreation:
• warm up and cool down
• build up your fitness gradually – don’t throw yourself back into full-on activity after a long break

Answers to quiz
1. High heels, 780 claims (Gumboots, 741 claims)
2. Pillow fights, 45 claims (Arm wrestling, seven claims)
3. Dancing the tango, 15 claims (Air guitar, zero claims)
4. Escalators, 447 claims (Elevators, 85 claims)
5. Dogs, 18,461 claims (Cats, 6451 claims).
6. New Year’s Day, 5,251 claims (Christmas Day 3,119 claims).
7. Golf, 6,482 claims (Boating, 3,309 claims)
8. Men, 959,509 claims (Women, 824,562 claims)
9. Fishing, 2,976 claims (Hunting, 1,306 claims)
10. Scissors, 1,098 claims (Staplers, 528 claims)

ENDS

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