When you type ‘van driver' into google news search, all you get are negative stories!
With all the reports about van drivers seriously injuring people in accidents and being sent to prison for GBH, you'd think we were all inconsiderate, dangerous maniacs who did nothing for society.
Well, I'm fed up with how the press represents us van drivers. Sure, like all sections of society, we've got some bad eggs amongst us, but it's not fair that they're the only ones to make the news headlines.
One of my van driving mates recently ran five miles for Sport Relief, and another is involved in helping to replant spring and summer flowers in the local park!
And, in case that's not enough for you, here's something I searched long and hard for via google.
One van driver – a volunteer with Corby charity Furniture Turnaround – managed to get his vehicle safely off the road, saving the life of his 53-year-old passenger and probably many other road user's lives, when flames started coming from under the bonnet.
He stated, "By the time I got to the layby there was so much black smoke in the cab I could barely see and flames were coming from the dashboard.
"I just wanted to get the van off the main road. I couldn't stop as we could have caused a bad accident."
Quite rightly, his passenger is reported as saying that the van driver was a "real hero".
Yes! Finally, some good press. I hope to be seeing much more of it in the future. We're not all bad!