NHTSA has reissued its warning of 15 passenger vans. The agency has warned against using tires that are old and to ensure that the tires are properly inflated for such a vehicle.
For this reason, NHTSA recommends that spare tires not be used as replacements for worn tires. In fact, many tire manufacturers recommend that tires older than 10 years not be used at all.
NHTSA also restates that 15 passenger vans should not be used for school aged children.
Pre-primary, primary and secondary schools should not use 15-passenger vans for transporting school children, as they do not provide the same level of safety as school buses. It is also against federal law for schools to buy new 15-passenger vans for school transportation purposes.
More safety tips can be found here.
The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood has been involved with litigation of 15 passenger vehicles in the past due. Representing those injured due to negligent design and defects. If you or someone you love has been involved in a 15 passenger rollover or crash and has suffered injuries, protect your legal rights, contact the Law Office of D. Hardison Wood at 919.233.0520 so we may discuss your matter.