The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recently issued a warning about the dangers of 15-passenger vans. NHTSA warns that these vehicles are dangerous in the hands of inexperienced drivers.
According to NHTSA, 15-passenger vans have a high center of gravity that increases the risk of a rollover accident. Statistics published by NHTSA show that rollovers cause roughly 60 percent of crashes involving these vehicles. In addition, older models of these vans may lack modern safety features that can prevent other types of accidents.
There are a few reasons why 15-passenger vans can suffer a rollover accident. First, these vehicles are more likely to roll over when drivers make quick maneuvers. Tire blowouts can also cause these vehicles to suffer a rollover accident.
NHTSA has some helpful suggestions that can reduce the risk of an accident while driving a 15-passenger van.
If you or a loved one suffer harm while riding in or driving one of these vehicles, then you should contact an attorney. Depending on the circumstances, it may be possible to recover compensation for any injuries or loss. The Washington DC auto accident attorneys at Regan Zambri Long PLLC can help you determine whether it would be possible to seek compensation.Tagged DC, NHTSA