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  • NHTSA Advisory Cautioning Consumers on 15-Passenger Vans
    Oct. 14, 2010 advisory that includes language that "pre-primary, primary and secondary schools should not use 15-passenger vans for transporting school children, as they do not provide the same level of safety as school buses."

Research Papers

  • 15-Passenger Van Use by Public School Districts in Illinois (Feb. 27, 2006)
    A doctoral dissertation by Dr. Mary Brown, Chief Financial Officer
    Evanston-Skokie (Ill.) School District 65

  • 15-Passenger Van Safety (June 2011), a hazard-perception evaluation and risk mitigation Web site for drivers, published research to assist fleet owners in understanding the dynamics of the 15-passenger van, and what makes it a greater risk than most vehicles for collisions and rollovers.
  • Flammability Standards for School Buses (October 2011)
    A position paper from the National Association of State Directors of Pupil Transportation that explains current national standards and federal regulations for fire safety in and on school buses.

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