Motor insurance: More Brits become white van men ... and women

Friday, 06 November 2009

More Brits are altering their motor insurance policies as they become white van men, and women, it has been revealed.

As people look to make their money go further they are more likely to get in a van and drive it themselves when moving house or transporting large goods, suggests Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles.

Its survey shows that the majority of Brits would feel safe after taking out a car insurance quote policy to drive a van, saying that safety systems such as airbags and parking sensors give them more confidence.

And most also said they would be comfortable driving a van, thanks to the likes of air conditioning, electric windows and satnav.

More than half would be happy to get behind the wheel of a van of any size and are confident in their ability to park such a vehicle.

"We need to continue to challenge the perception that vans have not been designed for the mainstream motorist and are difficult to drive," said Steve Bryant, brand manager at Vauxhall Commercial Vehicles.

Posted by Noel Martin

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