Can you be fined for driving a van without a MOT?
class 4 if it’s up to 3,000kg design gross weight (this include car-type vans) The MOT fees table shows the maximum you can be charged. You can be fined up to £1,000 for driving without a valid MOT. You must have vehicle insurance to drive a van.
What should I have in my van for protection?
To protect themselves from a would-be burglar, some van dwellers feel the need to have some sort of “personal security” item with them in their van. Something like a bat, a taser or mace.
What’s the best advice for living in a van?
The biggest piece of advice I can give is to embrace the “stealth” van life. This is the practice of making it appear as if you don’t live in your van and your vehicle is just like any other vehicle on the road.
What can I do to make my VW van stand out?
For those living in camper style vans like a Vanagon or older VW, avoid lots of stickers or crazy paint jobs. These will make your van stand out and make it easier for local residents or authorities to notice you and your parking habits. Also, black out your windows with black out curtains or opaque window tint.
Is it safe to drive a 15 passenger van?
The posted speed limit is safe for cars, NOT 15- passenger vans. Keep speeds at or below the speed limit Do not exceed 60 mph at any time If the van’s wheels drop off the roadway, gradually reduce speed and steer back onto the roadway when it is safe to do so. Avoid panic-like steering and hard braking.
What’s the safest way to drive in a parking lot?
If your car is equipped with a backup camera or a rear cross-traffic alert system, take advantage of those tools. According to the AAA, your safest option — when possible — is backing into a parking spot or pulling through so you can exit while facing forward.
What should I keep safe in my garage?
Store any hazardous chemicals and materials in an appropriately safe spot, either up high and out of the reach of your kids and pets or in locked garage cabinets. A locked shed with adequate venting might also be ideal for certain items, like bags of fertilizer or extra propane tanks.
What’s the best way to drive a van?
• Maintain a cushion of safety around the vehicle (no traffic on all sides) • Drive in the right-hand lane whenever possible • Recommended safe following distance is as follows: