July 25, 2017

Abbotsford, B.C., van crash sparks calls for ban

From CBCNews.ca The British Columbia Federation of Labour is calling for a ban on 15-passenger vans that are often used to transport farm workers. [vimeo 675470] The request comes after a WorkSafeBC investigation suggested a wide range of safety violations contributed to a deadly van crash in Abbotsford, B.C., in March 2007 that killed three farm workers […]

Dual Rear Wheel Van Conversion of 15-passenger Dodge Van

Greetings! Due to the wonderful site vanangels.org, we found out about the dual rear wheel conversions, and are about to finish converting our first van. These are the pictures of what we have gone through to make the changes. We look forward to completing our other one after this, and to introducing other churches/organizations in […]

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 […]

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 […]