Most van drivers exceed the maximum carrying capacity

Most van drivers exceed the maximum carrying capacity

February 16, 2019 0 By autotimesnews

This is stated in a new study by Volkswagen. Moreover, overload carries a potential danger of road safety for the driver himself and other road users.

New research has shown that many van drivers exceed the maximum permissible load weight. And most of the drivers are not aware of the real impact of the mass on the braking distance and the very dynamics of the car.

 According to a survey of vans drivers conducted by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles last year, the majority of vans drivers carry up to 500 kg per day. This weight increases the stopping distance by about 36%, which is about 5 meters of additional stopping distance at a speed of 100 km / h.

 “It doesn’t matter who: plumbers, gardeners or builders — our customers regularly carry half a ton of equipment with them and should know that they need to change their driving style in order to avoid potentially serious accidents.” – Kazal director Carl zu Dohna Volkswagen.

Matthew Avery, research director at Thatcham Research, added: “This is an important message from the brand that truly leads the security of commercial vans.”