Thursday, July 4, 2013

List of Safety Advisories from NHTSA (National Highway Transport Safety Administration) in the USA

Safety concerns involving 15 passenger vans prompted the National Highway Transport Safety Administration (NHTSA) to issue NINE advisories since 2001. NHTSA is the US equivalent to Transport Canada. In contrast, Transport Canada has issued only one advisory on the use of 15-passenger vans and it was only after the fatal collision in Bathurst.

April 09, 2001, a NHTSA Consumer Advisory warns about increase rollover
risk under certain conditions.

April 15, 2002 NHTSA Repeats Rollover Warning to Users of 15 Passenger Vans.

2003, NHTSA released a revised consumer information hangtag called “Reducing the risk of rollover crashes in 15-passenger vans.” Page 55 of this report.The hangtag summarized similar safety guidelines that now appear 10 years later in 2013 CCMTA guideline brochure.

May 2005, a NHTSA 12 and 15-passenger van tire pressure study is released.

May 26, 2005 NHTSA restates rollover warning for users of 15 passenger vans.

May 20, 2009 NHTSA restates rollover warning for 15-passenger van users.

October 14, 2010 NHTSA Reissues 15-passenger van safety caution.

March 22, 2012 NHTSA offers tips for safe travel in 15-passenger vans

April 12, 2013 NHTSA Reminds Drivers of 15-Passenger Vans to Guard Against Rollover Crashes During the Warm-Weather Driving Season

August 2008 Transport Canada 12 and 15 Passenger Large Vans "Key Points to consider before using or buying large passenger vans"