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 […]

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 […]

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 […]

Open letter to Bathurst parents

To the parents of the 7 Bathurst High School boys, On January 11, 2008, your lives were changed forever. I know how you feel. On June 30, 2002, I lost my 17-year old daughter, Malori, in van rollover accident. While Van Angels is an education and advocacy site, we also are very aware of the […]

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.

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.

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 […]