For Whom the Road Tolls? Privatised Roads Plan Leads Van Drivers to Consider Costs

Mar 30, 2012, 04:00 ET from

LONDON, March 30, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --

The Government's plans for privatised roads have triggered van drivers to think creatively about how to potentially minimise the cost of driving. One of the ways to save money includes switching to cheaper van insurance by visiting a price comparison website such as

The Prime Minister has announced a new feasibility study looking at private investment into the UK's roads. The potential plan includes a proposal for new toll roads, to be built and managed by private companies.[1]

While many drivers would be affected, small business owners are one of the biggest groups fearing the financial implications of such a plan. For those who use vans for business purposes, the cost of driving daily on toll roads could really add up.

This is why savvy van drivers are already taking proactive steps to reduce the cost of driving by saving on expenses such as van insurance. By using a leading price comparison website such as, van drivers could find the right cover they need for a much lower price than they currently pay.

David Jackson, Director of Insurance Partnerships at, said: "Driving is an expensive but often very necessary part of life for many small business owners. Toll roads would mean another cost to consider. To offset the expense, van drivers can look to save on their insurance costs by switching policies and providers. offers a quick and simple way to compare the policies available on the market, helping van drivers to find a great deal for their circumstances."

Specialising in more than just van insurance, provides customers with an easy way to find the right deal on a wide range of insurance and financial products including home insurance, car insurance, bike insurance, life insurance, pet insurance and credit cards.  It also offers comparisons for a range of household utilities including electricity, gas, phone, broadband and digital TV.



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