A recent press release from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) outlines the importance of 15-passenger van safety and maintenance this summer. Summer camps, church groups, youth clubs and other organizations frequently use 15-passenger vans to transport children and adults. The NHTSA wants to remind owners and operators of 15-passenger vans that they do carry some additional safety risks to be aware of.
Between 2004 and 2013, 653 people were killed in 15-passenger van crashes. Due to their design, they’re at a higher risk of rollover in the event of a tire blowout or similar problem. The NHTSA is urging drivers of 15-passenger vans to check the tires before every trip. Make sure they’re properly inflated and check for signs of wear. Additionally, everybody needs to buckle up, for every trip.
If you or your child has been injured in a 15-passenger van accident, contact the skilled legal team at Davis Law Group, P.A. at 888-773-8388.