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Traffic wardens are van drivers’ top annoyance

Nearly a quarter of van drivers have voted traffic wardens the most irritating people on the roads according to the findings of a recent poll by Budget Van Insurance.

This is hardly surprising when 14% of van drivers admitted to receiving between two and five parking tickets each year due to the nature of their work.

The findings also found 25% of van drivers are becoming increasingly concerned with rising fuel prices, with the average price of unleaded petrol reaching £1 a litre.

Traffic jams followed with 17% and late paying customers 7%.

Lisa Corston, of Budget Van Insurance, said: “With so many van drivers often having to stop illegally for delivery purposes it is hardly surprising they are not traffic wardens’ number one fans.

"The most important thing to remember is that every one of us is trying to go about our every day tasks and to keep calm in those queues!”

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