Safety Issues with 15 Passenger Vans

Safety Issues with 15 Passenger Vans is Big News These Days.

  • Because of the safety risks involved, federal law prohibits the sale of 15-passenger vans for the school-related transport of high school age and younger students.
  • Many states have passed regulations limiting the use these vans.
  • Many institutions have already set deadlines for discontinuing the use 15-Passenger vans.
  • The nation’s leading insurer of churches has stated that “15-passenger van are inherently unsafe as currently used by many owners.” They highly encourage “all organizations to strongly consider other transportation options.”

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  • They are simply not safe for transporting large groups of people!
  • The rollover risk, according to the National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration (NHTSA), of 15 Passenger Vans is 35% when loaded with 10-15 passengers, and 70% when loaded with 16 or more passengers!
  • From 1990-2003, 424 people lost their lives in van rollover accidents and hundreds more have been seriously injured.
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What’s the Solution?

Replace your van with a safe, 15-passenger bus that meets Federal Safety specifications.
Carpenter Bus has several models to choose from:
(view available 15 passenger buses for sale in our inventory)


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