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There was a time in the not so distant past that pretty much any fleet manager who purchased any driver van insurance did so in the expectation that the vehicle would be driven by a builder, decorator, plumber, electrician or other tradesperson.

However, recent research has revealed that, these days, the driver of a commercial vehicle is also likely to be a caterer, knitter, fermented foods specialist, artist, theatre-maker or children’s entertainer.

Yes, van driving demographics are changing. The findings, which are based on an analysis of around 700,000 van insurance quotes, show that in the twenty-first century it is no longer possible to make the old assumptions about who drives a van.

However, some trades continue to lead the way in certain van insurance statistics: plumbers and heating engineers are revealed as the most accident-prone, with one in nine making a claim on their policy each year.

The statistics further reveal that men continue to be more accident-prone than women, with men both more likely to be involved in an accident and more likely to make a claim on their insurance policy. Ford, Volkswagen and Vauxhall are the three models of van most likely to be involved in an accident.

Interestingly, many people appear to be driving a van without even realising that it is categorised as such. The statistics show that every month an average of 8,300 people search for a car insurance quote only to be redirected to van insurance providers once they enter the make and model of their vehicle – vans are becoming more mainstream, even if many drivers do not even realise it.

Rear-end collisions continue to be the most commonly claimed for van accident, accounting for 22 per cent of all claims; this was closely followed by incidents involving a parked vehicle, which accounted for 18 per cent of claims.

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Every year there are more vans on the UK’s roads. This is because they help form the backbone of Britain’s economy – and this includes just about every trade, profession, art, craft and career.

If you are looking for an any driver van insurance policy, iVan can help you find the cover you need at the price that is right for you. Try our quote engine today by clicking the orange button below.