December 12, 2017

Canadians call for ban of 15-Passenger vans

  Passenger van used in crash comes under scrutiny as Transport … The Canadian Press – A 15-seat van – a 1997 Ford Club Wagon – was carrying members of the Bathurst High School basketball team back from a game in nearby Moncton shortly after … See all stories on this topic Federal probe sought […]

Edmonton public plans Sept. ban for ‘death trap on wheels’

EDMONTON – Edmonton’s public school district has plans in place to stop using the type of van that has been called “a death trap on wheels” and banned for school use in the United States. Seven basketball players and a teacher were killed in the same type of 15-passenger van in a highway crash in […]

Type of van in fatal N.B. crash banned from use by N.S. schools

The van that went out of control on a New Brunswick highway, resulting in eight deaths, is in a class of vehicle criticized by United States overnment agencies as lacking stability in emergencies. chools in Nova Scotia are banned from using the vehicles and the U.S. overnment has issued safety warnings about them. David White, […]

Watch this video first!

Watch this video first. It provides a good overview of the dangers of 15-passenger vans.

Churches and Missions groups keep vans in spite of dangers

While 15-seater vans are illegal to sell to public schools, they are being sold to private schools, day-care centers, senior centers, churches, missionary groups, etc. In 2005, I received a phone call from the head of the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB). The NTSB is an independent agency that investigates accidents (air, sea, train, motor […]

Why do 15-passenger vans roll over?

Andrew Smith created this video explaining why 15-passenger vans rollover. Bottom Line: 90% of the rollovers are caused by a left-rear tire de-tread. Details discussed in this video: There is a design flaw in the Ford E-350 (Econoline XLT), that places 45% of the weight on the left rear tire. The aisle on the right […]

Utah State University Memorial Video

sept 26 2006. Students and their instructor were returning from an agricultural field trip near Tremonton, Utah, on I-84 when police say the van’s left rear tire blew out causing the vehicle to skid out of control and roll. Those who died in the accident are: Steven D. Bair, 22, Moses Lake, Wash; Dusty Dean […]

Tire blowout suspected in crash that killed 5

By The Associated Press Monday, October 22, 2007 9:50 PM EDT INDIANAPOLIS – Federal regulators have warned for years that overcrowded 15-passenger vans or those with improperly inflated tires can pose a higher risk of rollovers. Police say a tire blowout may have caused a van carrying 16 Amish passengers to flip over on Interstate […]

Church Van Crash Along Interstate 80 Injures 20

Church Van Crash Along Interstate 80 Injures 20 Children Injured When Van Blows Tire POSTED: 6:16 pm CDT April 29, 2007 UPDATED: 8:57 am CDT April 30, 2007 OMAHA, Neb. — A church van filled with children crashed on Interstate 80 west of Lincoln Sunday, critically injuring several passengers in the vehicle. Nebraska State Patrol […]

Van threw 8 children as it rolled when hit

Article published May 23, 2006, Source: TheBlade.com Status of 3 is critical day after fatal crash By JENNIFER FEEHAN BLADE STAFF WRITER COLUMBUS GROVE, Ohio – Eight of the 10 young people riding in a church van that was struck by a car Sunday were thrown from the vehicle when it overturned, investigators said yesterday. […]