Van drivers reveal their biggest annoyances on the road

Not being left enough space ranks at the top

Van drivers have revealed the ways in which other road users get on their nerves out on the road in a new survey.

The biggest causes of frustration were related to other drivers not considering the size of a van, with ‘not being left enough space to get through tight roads’ being the most common issue, annoying 31% of van drivers.

This was followed by small parking spaces and not being let out into traffic coming equal second, annoying 30% of van drivers.

The survey of 1,000 UK van drivers by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles identified other annoyances as cyclists coming up alongside a van at a junction (26%), being cut up at roundabouts (26%), drivers sitting in a van’s blind spot (23%) and tailgating (23%).

Just 11% of van drivers said nothing annoyed them.

Claire English, head of fleet at Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles, said: “Following a few months where many van drivers and key workers have had the roads almost to themselves when carrying out their vital work, it seems a fitting time to remind all road users to drive considerately and help each other out.

“Some situations are of course unavoidable, but this survey reveals the most common mistakes and habits that can cause difficulties and in some cases distress on the roads.”

Darren Cassey
Darren Cassey
Articles by Darren Cassey are provided for The Van Expert by PA Media (formerly the Press Association). They include test drives of the latest new LCVs and features on various aspects of automotive life.

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