November 09, 2011 01:00 ET

eQuoteDirect Evaluate New Research Which Suggests Company Cars Need More Protection Against Texting Drivers

LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Nov. 9, 2011) - Expert insurance brokers eQuoteDirect are concerned about research detailing an increase in the number of mobile phone users who text at the wheel. The brokers warn that adequate motor trade insurance is now more important than ever, as to protect businesses frequently taking company cars to the road.

The warning from eQuoteDirect comes on the back of a recent survey which revealed one in three drivers text while driving. The brokers are encouraging any business with one or several company cars to obtain sound motor trade insurance in order to protect themselves from this escalating danger.

eQuoteDirect are particularly concerned for working drivers because they spend a lot of time on the road – therefore are more prone to encountering these lawbreakers who are using mobile phones while on the move. Working drivers carry out roughly 30% of all the miles driven in Great Britain.

A spokesperson for eQuoteDirect commented:

'It's a shame to think the welfare of your business can be instantly jeopardised by drivers who are ignorant to the law. The best way to protect your company cars from these dangerous roadsters is to acquire a solid insurance deal, for a good price.'

The frightening figures from the Direct Line survey have raised concern amongst road using companies but the brokering service on offer from eQuoteDirect is a sure-fire solution to obtaining adequate motor traders insurance and protecting all company cars.

Should the law catch a driver using their phone while in transit (law still applies when stationary in a vehicle), a £60 fixed penalty can be issued on the spot and three points will go on the driver's license.

There are campaigns currently demanding more severe penalties for wrongdoers but this dangerously common behaviour does not look like it is going away, which is why eQuoteDirect are encouraging companies to take matters into their own hands and ensure they are fully protected.

To find out how eQuoteDirect can broker the best motor trade insurance deal on your behalf visit www.equotedirect.co.uk.

About eQuoteDirect

eQuoteDirect are specialists in the commercial insurance market. They are a Kent based broker, with many years experience in providing cover tailored to all aspects of the commercial Insurance market.

In an industry where competitive rates, risk knowledge and customer confidence are essential, eQuoteDirect offer these through a panel of insurers with a wealth of industry experience. Their relationship with these insurers allows them to quote competitive rates coupled with professionally tailored cover which gives them required edge in placing your business at the right price.

Contact Information

  • eQuoteDirect
    Unit 3, Ground Floor, Estuary View Business Park
    Whitstable, Kent CT5 3SE
    0800 988 9266