Friday, May 28, 2010

Parliamentarians Use MFAVs to shuttle around Parliament Hill: They don't use 15 passenger vans for a good reason

We couldn't help but notice that Parliament Hill staffers and MPs use the CSA approved, safer Multi Function Activity Vehicles (MFAVs) to shuttle around the Parliamentary district.

MFAV on Parliament Hill, May 28, 2010
Stella Gurr, left, and Isabelle Hains, right, in front of a House of Commons MFAV on Parliament Hill, May 28, 2010.

They certainly don't use 15 passenger vans. The irony is that we are here in Ottawa trying to convince the same Parliamentarians to ban 15 passenger vans for student use and we are surrounded by MFAVs. Rest assured that our politicians are safe when they travel around Parliament Hill. Don't you think our children deserve the same safe mode of travel?

15 passenger van
Photo of 15 passenger van courtesy of Education for the Driving Masses website

The Bathurst High School Phantoms 15 passenger van, January 13, 2008. Photo by Sandor Fizli.