Consumer Advisory: NHTSA 15-Passenger Van Safety Caution

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) urges users of 15-passenger vans to take specific steps to keep occupants safe. Urgency is given to this reminder following numerous fatal crashes involving 15-passenger vans that rolled over and resulted in multiple deaths.

In response to such 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.

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