• May 7th, 2018

When driving a 15-passenger van, drivers should always take the following precautions:

  • Rollover: Nearly 60% of fatalities in crashes involving 15-passenger vans were a result of the vehicles rolling over
  • Maintenance: Fatal rollovers of 15-passenger vans are most likely to involve tire failure, since excessively worn or improperly inflated tires can lead to loss of vehicle control and ultimately a rollover
  • Handling: Driver experience is essential to safely operating these vehicles (a commercial driver’s license is preferred)
  • Belt Use: An unbuckled 15-passenger van occupant involved in a single-vehicle crash is about three times as likely to be killed as an occupant wearing a seat belt
  • Replacement Tires: Van owners should check the vehicle owner’s manual for correct size and load ratings when replacing tires. Tires that are older than 10 years should be replaced, including the spare