USA: Federal safety investigators call for improvements to 15-passenger vans, more driver training - paper
United States federal safety investigators on Tuesday recommended that 15-passenger vans - popular with school and church groups - be equipped with additional safety belts and stronger roofs to prevent injuries during accidents, especially rollovers, the Detroit News reported. The paper said investigators also called for better training and licensing for drivers, who are often ill-equipped to handle the vehicles when fully loaded with passengers and cargo during an emergency or abrupt manoeuvre.
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