January 19, 2018

Calls for 15-passenger van ban

Transport Canada is studying the safety of 15 passenger vans in the wake of the Bathurst, New Brunswick van crash in 2008, and a private members bill introduced in New Brunswick calling for a nationwide ban on the use of these vehicles for school trips, reports the Ontario School Bus Association. The private member’s bill […]

U. of U. settles lawsuit brought by Chinese scholars’ families for $500,000

U. of U. settles lawsuit brought by Chinese scholars’ families for $500,000 By Brian Maffly The Salt Lake Tribune Salt Lake Tribune Updated:08/07/2009 06:28:55 PM MDT The University of Utah has settled a lawsuit brought by the families of seven Chinese scholars killed in a 2003 van rollover, cutting short a two-week trial in a […]

Police Crack Down On Safety In School Van Sting

Police Crack Down On Safety In School Van Sting BOSTON (WBZ) ― Boston police and Massachusetts Registry of Motor Vehicle safety inspectors launched a school van sting Thursday in an effort to crack down on child transportation vehicles that are operating with violations, putting passengers at risk. The sting is part of the 10th annual Operation […]

Dad raises awareness about vehicles after daughter’s death

Alexis “Lexie” James, 10, killed when a 15-passenger van blew a tire and overturned while traveling in South Carolina. Lexie was ejected even through she was wearing a seat belt. The James family has since started a non-profit organization called the American Center for Van and Tire Safety to raise awareness on the dangers of […]

60-Minutes II 15-Passenger rollover report

This is a MUST see video about the dangers of 15-passenger vans created by 60-Minutes. Loaded with authoritative tests and proof of the dangers. NOTE: At the end of the video, the reporter mentions a crash simulation video. Click here to watch the simulation.

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 […]

Watch this video first!

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

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 […]

Nine Killed as Utah College Van Rolls Over

Sept 27, 2005. TREMONTON, Utah. A Utah State University van overturned on a highway about 65 miles north of Salt Lake City, killing eight students and an instructor, authorities said. Two other students were injured. The 11 occupants of the van were ejected as the vehicle rolled four times on Interstate 84 near Tremonton, said […]