December 16, 2011 01:04 ET

Fleet Insurance Crucial to Cover Careless Company Drivers, Says eQuoteDirect

KENT, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Dec. 16, 2011) - eQuoteDirect, one of the UK's most trusted fleet insurance brokers, have responded to figures which suggest over three quarters of company drivers operate their vehicle at speeds higher than the legal limit - increasing the need for adequate cover.

A recent survey has shown that 85.5% of working-drivers admit to breaking speed limit laws while driving their company vehicle. eQuoteDirect are reacting to the survey by encouraging companies to improve health and safety courses and cover their backs with quality fleet insurance.

Also according to the research (carried out by ALD Automotive), approximately 33% of UK driver fatalities in 2010, involved the death of a working-driver. The issue is being taken very seriously by eQuoteDirect who have insisted on the need for more careful driving overall, especially while at work.

The news comes in the shadow of the governmental proposal to increase motorway speed-limits from 70mph to 80mph, which could be seen as even more dangerous. eQuoteDirect are underlining the need for protection as law-breaking drivers are putting their employer's money and, in some cases, their business at risk - not to mention the lives of others.

A spokesperson for the company commented:

'The figures are very worrying but companies can improve the attitude and driving ability of their staff with in-house training. On top of that, fleet protection is a must and we can help any businesses find a package tailor-made to their individual circumstances.'

With a well outlined motor fleet insurance deal, companies can at least be covered for vehicle damages. In the meantime, the accident statistics need to decrease. Over 10% of the ALD Automotive survey respondents admitted to using a mobile device while driving, eQuoteDirect say there is no realistic way to monitor this type of behaviour, so the only way to find peace of mind is through quality cover.

To find out more about the extent of motor fleet insurance or to study the expertise of eQuoteDirect 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