September 26, 2010 19:00 ET

Its Official-Van Drivers are the Best on the Road, According to Swinton Commercial

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Sept. 26, 2010) - Van drivers believe they are the best drivers on the road according to a survey by Swinton Commercial.

The van insurance retailer surveyed 2,000 customers and found that 47% of van drivers believe they are the most proficient motorists on the road, followed by car drivers who came second with 22% while taxi drivers were third with 17%.

Motorcyclists and bus drivers were deemed the worst with 9% and 5% respectively.

The survey also revealed that 53% thought van drivers had the best knowledge of motorways while bus drivers were better at sticking to the rules of the road.

A whopping 63% of those surveyed thought that parents on the school run were the most impatient drivers. Not surprisingly, new or inexperienced drivers were deemed the most unsafe.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton said, "Van drivers more than anyone need to be aware of their driving ability as many of them have their company name branded on the side of the van.

However we would urge all motorists to be courteous to other drivers and always drive with due care and attention and within the rules of the road."

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 580 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 on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality 

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