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Media Information: 15th February 2012
Driving a large van for the first time can be daunting. Leading van hire price comparison website VanRental.co.uk has published a new guide to help first-time van drivers avoid problems.
Many drivers find driving a van for the first time to be quite intimidating. This is particularly a problem with rental vans, which drivers often have to pickup and drive at short notice, with little or no chance to familiarise themselves with the size of the van or its controls.
VanRental.co.uk has published a new guide for first-time van drivers that's aimed at helping them to take the wheel with confidence and avoid common pitfalls. One of the most common problems is speeding; many drivers do not realise that speed limits for vans are lower than those for cars. Most vans are limited to 50mph on single carriageways and 60mph on dual carriageways.
Roland Head, the founder of VanRental.co.uk, says:
"Our customer data shows that the majority of drivers do not rent a van more than once a year, with many renting one even less often. This means that they are often very inexperienced in vehicles of this size.
In our experience, most drivers become comfortable driving a van quite quickly - our guide is intended to help them manage that awkward first few miles more easily and safely."
Other areas covered by the Driving A Van For The First Time guide include advice on height restrictions, driving and manoeuvring tips and advice on loading a van safely and securely. A final section includes advice on parking – often one of the biggest challenges for first-time van drivers, who often need to park their vans in fairly tight spaces that are only really suitable for cars.
The VanRental.co.uk Driving A Van For The First Time guide is available to download free from the VanRental.co.uk website – more details here: https://www.vanrental.co.uk/drivingahirevan.php
VanRental.co.uk is the UK's leading dedicated van hire price comparison site. Featuring more than 1,000 van rental branches in over 400 UK locations, visitors can compare quotes for van hire and minibus hire and see the branch locations on an interactive map.
VanRental.co.uk also provides a van and minibus hire location search service and a wide range of essential information guides on all aspects of hiring, driving and loading vans.
VanRental.co.uk was originally launched as MyLocalVanHire.co.uk in May 2007 and rebranded in July 2011.
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