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.