Is There a Link Between Van Driving and Poor Mental Health?

One in five van owners and operators have described their mental health as ‘poor’ or ‘very poor’.

Driving Affects Mental Health

A study of 2,000 people by Mercedes-Benz Vans for Mental Health Awareness Week 2017 has found a fifth of all van drivers suffer with mental health issues and three quarters of these respondents said work was a contributing factor.

The research has revealed that half (52%) of those polled believed increased time and increased workload (50%), alongside job uncertainty, were putting them under stress. Furthermore, 17% of delivery drivers said traffic was having a negative influence.

A third of sufferers haven’t spoken to their employer about their concerns and one in ten haven’t told anyone at all.

A spokesperson for the Mercedes-Benz Vans’ research said:

‘Compared to the national average, these figures indicate that van drivers are experiencing an increased rate of poor mental health.’

‘In part, this may be explained by the pressures of the job, and the fact that van drivers can often be isolated.

‘This is important because we know that men are less likely to reach out for help.’

Don’t Stress About Insurance

Here at Van Compare, we may not be able to provide a solution to all your issues, but we can make insuring your vehicle quick and easy, leaving you with one less thing to worry about. Get a quote online by providing us with some basic information today.

For more information on mental health and/or the study, click here.

Your browser is out-of-date!

This website is built using latest technogies. Unfortunately your browser doesn't support those. Please update your browser to view this website correctly. Thank you.Update my browser now