Two recent fatal crashes have prompted the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to reissue a Caution regarding 15 passenger vans. The two recent crashes, in New York and Georgia, resulted in 10 deaths. The NHTSA caution warns that tire maintenance is particularly important for large vans, and that the tires need to be the appropriate size. The NHTSA also provided the following safety tips:
- Make sure the vehicle is properly maintained;
- Make sure the owner/driver is properly trained;
-Research indicates that overloading increases the danger of rollover in 15 passenger vans.