Advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS) have prevented at least one accident for 45% of UK van drivers in the past year, according to a study by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles.

The research found that parking and reversing incidents were among the most common for UK van drivers, with parking accounting for 27% of all accidents, and reversing for 18%.

The survey also found that the average cost of van repairs had risen to £534, compared with £525 a year earlier.

Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles product marketing manager Alice Axtell said: “With repair costs on the rise, the impact that accidents can have on the day-to-day running of a business is significant. 

“This is why our vehicles are equipped with a range of advanced driver-assistance technology, many as standard, to help drivers avoid incidents that can put their van out of action and help keep business running smoothly.”