- Vehicle Reimbursement Request CAPF 70
Information received from Dir of Logistics, HQ CAP, 28 Aug 02
Please pass this article to those who are closest to the operation of 15 passenger vans.
This article describes a safety concern with 15 passenger vans rolling over. Although the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration concluded 15 passenger vans were not inherently dangerous, the high center of gravity, coupled with inexperienced drivers piloting fully loaded vehicles, creates a safety risk. With a high center of gravity the van can tip over more easily than cars if a driver has to negotiate sudden turns. These vans don't handle like a passenger car, they handle more like a truck. Drivers have to be particularly careful to avoid a situation that could lead to a rollover.
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