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    Thumbs Down Transit/Sprinter etc drivers

    Why do large van drivers insist on driving down country lanes with blind bends at 70-80mph on there phone taking notes? Having to slam on there brakes to avoid a head on collision, then hurling abuse at you for you getting in the way of their poor driving?

    You wouldn't belive how many time I've almost been killed this way.

    I've had many Transits, sprinters etc for work but I don't drive like this.

    My last job my boss in his Transit, would be driving down any road on his phone taking notes steering with his knees while reading a paper and looking at women thorough his side window, I used to shit myself as he didn't see the red light with cross traffic.

    Another boss I had was driving round a large blind bend with 2 maked lanes, he was on his phone taking notes at speed strugling to steer in the middle of the 2 lanes, when another van heading our way where the driver was on his phone in the middle at speed looking out his side window, we mounted the kirb and he hit a wall, I'm glad I dont have to travel with either of these again.

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    ever heard the phrase "white van man"
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    Afraid this is how some folk are.

    I was knocked off the road, by another van (i was in one too)
    I spent the day in hospital & the other driver wasn't found.
    I have also been in a similar situation, where a collegue was driving & letching,
    if i hadn't been watching the road, he would have ploughed into the back of another car (we were in a 7.5 tonner)
    One of the few,,, Mk1'ers!!!!!

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    What about astravans lol?

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    I drive a white...ish van and i have never done any of these things.

    while i understand that some van drivers do these things,the same can be said for some car drivers and people on motorbikes,lorries,men and women old and young.

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    because we are bigger than you and you will come off worse! Its a mobile office, deal with it
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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    because we are bigger than you and you will come off worse! Its a mobile office, deal with it
    FPMSL

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    Quote Originally Posted by MatG View Post
    because we are bigger than you and you will come off worse! Its a mobile office, deal with it

    shut up matt!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 5853moore View Post
    shut up matt!

    Why ?
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    theres a lot of them out there im not one honest cos i got a vivaro

    although if its my right of way i use the im bigger than you are rule

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