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12:56  29 july  2019
12:56  29 july  2019 Source:   motoringresearch.com

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Belfast has been crowned the safest city in the UK for van drivers , according to new investigation from Analysing data from its van insurance customers for incidences of theft and claims for accidents, Admiral has revealed how likely van drivers in cities and regions across the UK are to make a claim.

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Van drivers in Belfast are the least likely to be involved in a road accident. That’s according to research conducted by Admiral Van Insurance.

Predictably, London and the surrounding areas are the worst places to own a van, with more than 17 percent of van drivers in Greater London making an insurance claim.

Conversely, just seven percent of van drivers in Northern Ireland made an accident claim.

Mark Gabriel, head of van insurance at Admiral, said: “For many van drivers up and down the country, the van is more than just a mode of transport to get from A to B.

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“Often the van is a vital piece of equipment that helps them do their job, so anything that jeopardises that can have a much wider impact beyond not being able to getting about.

“Whether that’s an accident requiring repairs or the theft of a van or its contents, it can make it impossible for professionals to carry out their jobs, having a serious consequence on their livelihoods.”

Least likely areas for van accidents

1. Belfast
2. Inverness
3. Dumfries & Galloway
4. Aberdeen
5. Shrewsbury

Most likely areas for van accidents

1. London – North West
2. London – South West
3. Ilford, Essex
4. Harrow, Greater London
5. Bromley, Kent

London is the capital for van thefts

Belfast is the safest city for van drivers © Provided by Motoring Research Ltd Van thefts

Builders are the most likely to be the victim of van theft, followed by carpenters, company directors, electricians and plumbers.

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That said, Belfast is a great city and you can only understand Ireland if you go. Plus its only €30 return on the Enterprise train from Dublin. Belfast to be the second safest city in the world, after Tokyo. Street crime and burglary rates in Belfast are generally much lower than in similar-sized European or

And there’s more bad news for London’s van drivers, with Greater London named the van theft capital of the UK. London topped the van theft table, followed by Yorkshire, West Midlands and East Midlands.

At the opposite end of the table, van drivers in Northern Ireland, Scotland and East Anglia are the least likely to be the victim of theft.

Gabriel added: “When it comes to theft, we recommend van policyholders – whatever their profession – consider additional safety features for their vehicle to deter criminals.

“They should also not leave anything on show in their van and always park in a well-lit, public area. Making sure you have the right insurance cover is vital to making sure they can get back up and running as soon as possible in the event anything untoward should happen.”

Van thefts by region

1. Greater London
2. Yorkshire
3. West Midlands
4. East Midlands
5. South East
6. North West
7. North
8. South West
9. Wales
10. East Anglia
11. Scotland
12. Northern Ireland

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