In the Spring of 2001, the Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA) issued cautionary
warning to all county, state, & federal agencies of
the risk of the 10 passenger vans:
Increased risk when carrying 10 or more passengers.
Three times more likely to roll over than ones that are
NHTSA analysis revealed that loading the 10-
passenger van causes the center of gravity to shift
rearward and upward increasing the likelihood of
The shift in the center of gravity will create the potential
for loss of control in panic maneuvers.