15-Passenger Van Safety. Safe Driving Techniques. Rollover Risk. All vans have an increased rollover risk under certain conditions. Rollover Risk. The risk of rollover increases dramatically as the number of occupants increases from fewer than five occupants to over ten passengers.
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15-Passenger Van Safety
Safe Driving Techniques
All vans have an increased rollover risk under certain conditions
The risk of rollover increases dramatically as the number of occupants increases from fewer than five occupants to over ten passengers.
The rollover rate for heavily loaded vans in single vehicle crashes is nearly 3 x the rate of those that were lightly loaded.
Understand and be familiar with the handling characteristics of vans, especially when fully loaded.
Require seat belt use at all times.
Any load placed on the roof of the vehicle will increase the likelihood of rolling over.
25% of all driving accidents are the result of excessive speed.
1 out of 4 employees who drive experience an accident while at work.
Most people know someone who has died in a car accident.
A speed that may be acceptable in a passenger car could be dangerous in a van.
You should fill the front seats first.
Soft shoulders and culverts pose a hazard in rural areas.
Backing the Vehicle