That’s right. Those 15-passenger behemoths of the road can now be driven by yours truly. I have passed the 15-passenger church van training that my church requires all van drivers to take. (I did not know that before taking a group of people on a retreat two weekends ago, but I’m legal now).
And what have I learned? I’ll tell you:
- Church vans have a higher center of gravity than normal cars. (Really?)
- A van driver should put the van in park and turn the engine off before letting people exit.
- A van driver must give himself plenty of stopping time.
- Many vans don’t have properly inflated tires. (Many cars don’t either, for that matter).
That’s about it. Who wants to go for a ride?