Swinton Insurance

August 09, 2009 19:00 ET

Van Drivers Crowned Most Courteous Motorists

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Aug. 10, 2009) - Good mannered van drivers show unprecedented levels of courtesy according to Swinton, the UK's leading high street retailer of van insurance.

An online survey of 2,000 motorists revealed that van drivers are the most courteous of road users, with 43% 'frequently' giving way to other motorists, compared to just 36% of car drivers.

Van drivers were also much more likely to 'thank' their fellow road users, with 31% admitting to frequently saying 'thanks' compared to 28% of car drivers.

Of the 2,000 motorists in survey, an incredible 39% said they were 'rarely' thanked for being courteous. Young drivers are considerably more inconsiderate than their elders with only 9% of 18-24 year olds admitting to always giving way to oncoming traffic.

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton, said: "It's good to see that van drivers are breaking the stereotype of being the most aggressive motorists on the road.

"Common courtesy costs nothing and it's vital that all drivers remember that their actions behind the wheel can have a real impact on other road users."

For more information on van insurance visit www.swintonvans.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 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 of advisors on hand at every branch to search a panel of insurers to offer quality cover at competitive rates

Contact Information

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    Michael Travers
    0161 838 7770
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    Anoushka Foster
    0161 838 7770
    Website: www.skvcommunications.co.uk/