With personal finances tight for many, finding cheap van insurance quotes has never been so important. Here is a quick guide from Van Compare to help you lower the cost of the van insurance quotes you receive.
It might sound shocking, but the Government estimates that up to 1.4 million drivers in Britain are driving without insurance. The costs resulting from accidents involving uninsured drivers have to be absorbed somewhere and unfortunately, it’s usually the law-abiding insured drivers who pay for this problem through their insurance premiums. Figures show that each insured motorist could be paying more than £30 each year.
Ford’s long running tradition of producing a one-off racy van continues with the new Transit SuperSportVan, which was unveiled at this year’s Commercial Vehicle Show at the NEC in Birmingham. Although the van drew a massive amount of attention, onlookers were understandably dubious about their chances of managing to obtain van insurance on such a beast.
Coverage in the press regarding drink driving has been widespread over the last decade or so, which has led to a dramatic decrease in the number of drivers prepared to take such a risk. However, more and more it seems, drivers are replacing drink with drugs, and rather worryingly, it seems this crime is on the increase.
The Chancellor has at long last bowed to pressure from business fleet owners and motorists to reduce the cost of fuel, which has seen a steady and protracted increase over the past year. Coupled with the new higher rate of VAT, this puts fuel prices at a premium.
You may have heard in the news recently that the European Court of Justice is to place a ban on gender pricing when it comes to car and van insurance quotes. This means that women could be paying significantly more for their insurance and in some cases as much as 50% more.
Car and van insurers have been told by MPs that they need to do far more to combat the rising levels of ‘cash for crash’ fraud, as well as make their referral fees far more transparent in order to combat the costs of premiums.
The recent decision made by the European Court of Justice to ban gender pricing on insurance related products is set to impact heavily on female drivers as the cost of cover for women drivers is expected to climb by 25%, or even as much as 50% for some.
With an ever increasing number of van operators in the UK at risk of causing a tyre related accident, failure to properly maintain the condition of tyres remains the most frequent reason for light commercial vehicles failing spot checks throughout the country.
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