When not operated correctly, 15-passenger vans have a high propensity to be involved in rollover crashes, with a 70% fatality rate. Don’t let your drivers get behind the wheel without the lifesaving tips and safe driving practices presented in Defensive Driving: 15-Passenger Vans.
Strong emphasis must be given to the safe operation of 15-passenger vans due to the nature of their very precious cargo: human lives. Defensive Driving: 15-Passenger Vans shows that vans are higher off the ground, longer, taller, heavier, have decreased visibility, and are more powerful than the average passenger vehicle. When you add the weight of 15 people and luggage or gear, the center of gravity of the van shifts from the front, when the van is empty, to the rear; putting more pressure on the axles, which causes the van to handle differently.
The risk for rollover is 5 times greater when the van is at max capacity than when it is empty; your drivers must be equipped with the safety knowledge to handle this change.
Defensive Driving: 15-Passenger Vans presents safety guidelines that drivers must enforce to ensure maximum safety. Eighty percent of those that died in rollover accidents while riding in 15-passenger vans were not wearing seatbelts. Drivers are usually the ones who remember and should be the one who reminds the rest of the passengers to do so.
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