The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is urging users of 15-passenger vans to take specific steps to keep occupants safe. Two recent fatal crashes, in New York and Georgia (involving 15-passenger vans that rolled over and resulted in 10 deaths) give urgency to this reminder.
In response to the recent crashes, NHTSA and the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration Safety Administration (FMCSA) have undertaken a comprehensive outreach strategy to van owners, who are frequently not the original owner. It is recommended that owners or operators of a 9-, 12-, or 15-Passenger van read tips on the safe operation of these vehicles found on NHTSA’s SaferCar website. To obtain additional traffic safety information, please visit www.nhtsa.gov or www.fmcsa.dot.gov.