Van drivers with a previous conviction for drink driving used to find it almost impossible to obtain a cheap quote for their van insurance. However, at High Gear we have set out to change this, working with an expert panel of insurers that specialise in niche policies.
It may come as no surprise to hear that in a recent study conducted by MoneySuperMarket van drivers dominated in a list of occupations with the biggest proportion of convicted drink drivers.
Scaffolders came out on top, with 5.7 of every 1,000 reviewed having a drink or drug driving offence on their licence.
Kevin Pratt, insurance expert at MoneySuperMarket said “although it’s no excuse, perhaps it’s not surprising that manual labour jobs are most likely to have a drink or drug conviction as the desire to relax with a pint, after a long strenuous day, could be high.”
Pay less for van insurance with High Gear
These damning statistics mean van drivers, on average, pay more than ever for van insurance. As the majority of van driver’s will use their vans as part of their careers on a daily basis, High Gear Insurance understands the importance of cheap insurance to make their businesses sustainable.
With a mission to offer fair insurance rates to van drivers, even those with drink driving convictions, we have quickly become van driver’s first port call when looking for coverage, providing Third Party Only, Third Party, Fire and Theft and Fully Comprehensive deals on a daily basis.
After all, what these recent studies don’t tell you is that the majority of convicted drink drivers never reoffend. This can often mean that from an insurer’s point of view, they are no more of a risk than many other drivers on the road.
Call High Gear today to discuss a quotation with one of our friendly sales team. No matter your circumstances we will search our extensive panel of insurers to find the right insurer for you.