Company Car Drivers Claim More

Drivers who receive a company car as part of their benefits package, are racking up far higher accident costs than their commercial vehicle counterparts, according to reasearch commissioned by LeasePlan (UK).

The research found that commercial vehicle drivers racked up an average of £182 per-head in collision costs each year, significantly lower than the £291 accrued by company car drivers.

The findings were similar for out-of-contract maintenance costs, where the average commercial vehicle driver accumulated £98 in maintenance costs annually, compared to a 'perk driver' at £145.

More details: Driving for Better Business