15-Passenger Van Use Disallowance!
The North American Division has issued a warning concerning the use of 15-passenger vans in and outside the U.S., and that "all denominational organizations shall not purchase, lease, rent, or use 15-passenger vans or modified 15-passenger vans for sponsored activities under any circumstances." (S 60 31 (GC 30-3) Vehicle Insurance). By design, 15-passenger vans are not balanced and are prone to tipping over and have led to million of dollars in claims and lives lost. For more information, please read the links below:
Why Shouldn't We Use 15-Passenger Vans?
15-Passenger Vans: Dangerous and Deadly
Camionetas Para 15-Pasajeros: Peligrosas y Mortales
National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Report on 15-Passenger Vans
Protect Your Ministry: Remove 15-Passenger Vans From Use (ARM article)
15-Passenger Vans: What is the Danger? (ARM article)
Alternatives to 15-Passenger Vans (ARM article)
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