15-Passenger Van Safety White Paper

September 2013

15-Passenger Van Safety White Paper

Executive Summary

The 15-passenger van has been the subject of many studies over the years. It has been scrutinized and closely examined for safety issues and its inability to handle certain situations and road conditions.

Due to its design, it has been deemed one of the most unstable, most dangerous vehicles on the road. It is important to understand the dynamics of the 15-passenger van and what makes it a greater risk than most vehicles for a specific type of roll-over accident - and what you can do to help prevent them.

The NHTSA's study on The Rollover Propensity of Fifteen-Passenger Vans urges all van drivers obtain specific training on the handling and operation of these vehicles due to their inherent lack of stability when loaded to the level for which they were designed.

"15-Passenger Van Safety White Paper" is intended to assist fleet and risk managers and CFOs in understanding the relationship between company and driver and ways in which they can protect their assets – both financial and human.

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September 2013 (pdf, 9 pages, 9MB, Rev.3).