Other Drivers Different Towards The Van

Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Toad, 22 Oct 2018.

  1. Toad

    Toad Senior Member VIP Member T6 Pro

    I've had my T6 for 3 weeks now, and I'm loving it.

    What I'm really not loving is the attitude of other road users towards the van.

    Never in my 30 year driving career have I had so many people pull out in front of me, cut me up, or pull in in front of me and then slow down.

    Is it just me?
  2. Tourershine

    Tourershine Senior Citizen VIP Member T6 Legend


    I think most people assume you're either going to go too slow, or they are scared about being stuck with a van in front of them, either way it's a regular occurrence for me, and I thank the VW god for big brakes, city assist, flappy paddles, and a 200 horses to shove my way back in front of the offending morons.
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  3. In a state

    In a state I like a good length in a Van... VIP Member T6 Pro

    It's the 'must get past the van' syndrome...mostly OAPs too I find who try and overtake you at all costs. Have fun with it, within reason....
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  4. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend

    Nope..... (London area)

    204ps here...

    if they pull out I front off you disrespectfully, then give it some right foot and leave them in a cloud of dust and diesel smoke behind you......

    They might think twice next time.......

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  5. Shaun Witts

    Shaun Witts Member VIP Member

    I'm new to vans, and not yet driven mine more than about 50 miles, but I would suggest that it is down to forward visibility - when you are behind a van you can't see ahead of it as easily as you could a car and, more importantly, you can't see the 3rd brake light of the vehicle in front of the van.
    I've never thought of it from the van drivers perspective before, but generally speaking I have also often tried to get in front of any van - whether on the bike or in the car - for this reason. I like to think not aggressively so though.
    I've always said that riding a bike makes you a better driver - it appears that driving a van will also!
  6. Pete C

    Pete C T30 PV 102bhp converted to camper VIP Member T6 Guru

    I hadn't noticed that happening to me on the road.

  7. Chrisfraser05

    Chrisfraser05 Senior Member VIP Member T6 Legend

    Can't say I've noticed anything other than more VW owners in general letting me out at junctions even though we already had VW cars
  8. Phil_G

    Phil_G Senior Member VIP Member T6 Guru

    You dont even need a car to see why there are so many bad drivers :)
    Just take a brisk walk down a busy shopping street, time and again people bustle past then turn across you, walk straight out of shops into your path, and stop suddenly for no reason then blame you when they drop their beloved phone!
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  9. Dellmassive

    Dellmassive 204 T32 DSG LWB SPORTLINE PV MY18 VCDS User Moderator VIP Member T6 Legend



    In Spain Atm and yep...

    Too many English bad walkers.... (phone in one hand.... beer in other).

    And ending up in a multiple pile up off flip flops and beer mats.

    tenga un buen día. Los amo a todos

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