White Van Man Speaks

The image of White Van Man as an aggressive, tailgating driver who cuts us up on the road while mouthing obscenities in his wing mirror has become common currency since Radio Two presenter Sarah Kennedy coined the phrase in 1997.

But can the 2.2 million white van drivers on British roads really all be defined by a single, derogatory term?

Rory Cellan-jones, the BBC's Business Correspondent, goes out to find a variety of White Van Men (and one woman) and hear them speak about their working lives, Britain's congested roads and what they really think of other drivers.

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The image of White Van Man as an aggressive, tailgating driver who cuts us up on the road while mouthing obscenities in his wing mirror has become common currency since Radio Two presenter Sarah Kennedy coined the phrase in 1997.

But can the 2.2 million white van drivers on British roads really all be defined by a single, derogatory term?

Rory Cellan-jones, the BBC's Business Correspondent, goes out to find a variety of White Van Men (and one woman) and hear them speak about their working lives, Britain's congested roads and what they really think of other drivers.