Van theft is becoming more and more rampant in the UK and, as more vans get stolen, more vans with shady histories get sold. Van insurance news investigates the emerging problem and suggests some ways to avoid buying and arranging van insurance for stolen vans - only to have it returned to its original owner.
Fresh statistics confirm that the Ford Transit is at the top of thieves’ hitlists. According to recent figures 17.6% of vehicles stolen on UK roads are Ford Transits. Experts believe that this high rate of theft is due to a number of factors. Van Insurance news investigates...
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Van dealers have reported a drop in van sales in all areas of the UK outside of London. With fewer people buying new vans and more, less dependable, old vans out on the roads could cheaper van insurance be out of the question?
For the first time in 17 months there has been a decline in the number of van sales. The figures for July show a 0.8% decrease in the number of van registrations, down to 17,162. It is thought the figures represent an uncertain period for the economy.
A new trend in vehicle crime has recently emerged which all motorists, especially van insurance customers who do most of their driving in busy city centres, should be aware of. Police and van insurance companies have noticed a sharp rise in the amount of number plate thefts occurring in recent months, particularly in areas where congestion charges exist.
Data collected by MIB Data Solutions shows that many small and medium sized companies are still opting to buy their company vehicles outright rather than entering into leasing deals.
A man who had his van seized incorrectly by police has claimed “white van men don‘t stand a chance”. The seizure was a result of a police crackdown on scrap metal thieves after a recent increase in this type of crime.
Driving anywhere can be frustrating at times. Traffic, poor drivers, and a lack of courtesy and patience can all lead to a sense of frustration, and it seems, according to recent research, we Brits lose our tempers more readily than our European counterparts.
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