Thursday, July 4, 2013

CCMTA's Evaluation Report of 15-Passenger Van Safety Review, Released January 2013

As the CCMTA's Evaluation of 15-Passenger Vans is not posted on the Transport Canada website, Van Angels is making it available for you to read via the CCMTA website.

Executive Summary

The Canadian Council of Motor Transport Administrators (CCMTA) has been directed by the Council of Ministers for Transportation to address concerns relating to the regulation and use  of 15-passenger vans.

CCMTA's mandate is to develop a national approach to the use of 15-passenger vans, especially when used for school purposes.

The term “15-passenger van” refers to large vehicles with five rows of seats intended to  transport up to 15 people including the driver.

In general, a15-passengervan is a large light-duty vehicle with some characteristics of a heavy-duty vehicle.

In Canada there are four makes of15-passenger vans: Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford and GMC.

Dodge discontinued its 15-passenger vans in 2002.

Tables 1 and 2 below indicate the number of 15-passenger vans registered in Canada as of 2009 and the number of fatalities from 1998 to 2007:

To read the full CCMTA Evaluation report, please visit the CCMTA website at: