Dallas Morning News: Safety of 15-Passenger Vans in Question, Wigington Interview
Jun 06, 2019
The Dallas Morning News quoted Jeff Wigington of Wigington Rumley Dunn & Blair LLP in an article questioning the safety of 15-Passenger vans.
The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration revealed that the 15-passenger van becomes three times more likely to roll over if there are 10 or more occupants, owing to a high center of gravity, which tends to shift upward and rearward with increased occupants. Stability issues have been addressed and rebuffed by these manufacturers over the years, and largely kept out of public view with litigation protective orders.
Jeff Wigington, however, thinks otherwise. “I believe they have not redesigned the vehicle because public awareness has not been raised,” says Wigington.