December 18, 2011 19:00 ET

Don't Risk Invalidating Your Insurance Warns Swinton Commercial

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 18, 2011) - Swinton Commercial, providers of cheap van insurance to their customers, is warning delivery drivers that they may be invalidating their van insurance on a day-to-day basis, by leaving their vans unlocked with their engines running while delivering goods.

With an estimated 40% of British drivers being victims of motor crimes, according to the Association of Police Officer's Vehicle Crime Intelligence Service (AVCIS), Swinton Commercial van insurance is encouraging all van drivers to take extra care of their vehicles over the festive period.

At a chaotic time of year, delivery drivers are running a tight ship, and may be tempted to leave their vehicles unlocked with the engines running as they drop off valuable goods. Swinton Commercial is warning drivers that their van insurance policies may be invalidated if the vehicle was stolen in this situation.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial stated that: "Van drivers should never leave expensive GPS equipment, mobile phones and valuable goods unlocked in their vans whilst delivering items. However, during the Christmas period it is more important than ever for delivery drivers to lock up their vehicles when dispatching goods as valuable items could be quickly grabbed by thieves, even if the vehicle itself isn't."

For more information please contact Mairead Rodden or Lucy Gordon at SKV Communications on 0161 838 7770 or email firstname.surname@skvcommunications.co.uk.

About Swinton:

  • Swinton Commercial is the dedicated commercial insurance division of the Swinton Group

  • Swinton Commercial was awarded Commercial Lines Broker of the Year 2008 and is a finalist at the British Insurer Awards 2009

  • With 603 branches nationwide Swinton is the UK's largest high street insurance retailer

  • Unlike many other companies in the financial services industry, Swinton is committed to keeping its branches open for business, and part of the community

  • Swinton provides a one-stop-shop for the insurance and related needs of its clients, offering home, car, caravan, business, holiday, motorbike and even classic car insurance

  • With a dedicated team of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

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