January 29, 2012 19:00 ET

Van Drivers Urged to Stress Less Behind the Wheel

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM--(Marketwire - Jan. 29, 2012) - Swinton Commercial is urging van drivers to stress less behind the wheel after a survey revealed that van drivers are more prone to road rage than other motorists are.

The van insurance retailer found that 53% of van drivers have admitted to seeing red behind the wheel and verbally lashing out at other road users.

Swinton Commercial, a leading broker in van insurance quotes is offering the following tips to van drivers to encourage them to remain calm behind the wheel:

  • Communicate with other road users with friendly eye contact and by using indicators correctly and with plenty of notice
  • Be alert and get enough rest before you go on a long journey, also take lots of rest breaks
  • Stay calm and don't use offensive language or hand gestures
  • Check the traffic reports before you set off and avoid road works if possible
  • Keep fresh air circulating through the vehicle and take deep breaths

Phil Moss, Commercial Vehicle Manager at Swinton Commercial said, "Van drivers spend most of their day on the road so it is no surprise that they become the most stressed behind the wheel. It is vital that van drivers remain calm behind the wheel to avoid any road rage incidents or accidents which can have a negative impact on future van insurance premiums."

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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