Washington, DC – The National Highway Traffic Administration (NHTSA) warns that 31 per cent of fatal rollovers involving 15-passenger vans occur during the busy summer travel months. New research shows the deadliest time of the year for 15-passenger vans is between June and August.

The NHTSA recommends the following safety tips:

  • All occupants need to wear seat belts at all times.
  • Inspect the tires and check tire pressure before each use.
  • A 15-passenger van should only be operated by trained, experienced drivers who operate these vehicles on a regular basis.
  • The driver should be well rested and limit use of cell phones, conversations with other passengers, and limit drive time to eight hours per 24-hour period.

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