Passenger Van Safety Tips

Full size passenger vans are vehicles that built for 10 or more passengers including the driver. Passenger vans are usually longer and wider than a regular car. Therefore it requires extra space and additional reliance on the mirrors for changing lanes.

Perform pre-trip inspections and notify LAX Van Rentals of any vehicle defects.

Passenger vans have a higher rate of rollover under certain conditions. So drivers and passengers need to pay more attention to tire maintenance and road conditions. In addition, driver expertise is necessary to safely operating passenger vans. Drivers must be well rested. Both drivers and passengers must follow some simple safety tips.

  • Maintain a cushion of safety around the vehicle. Passenger van needs additional braking time.

  • Drive at a safe speed based on driving conditions. Driver should never exceed the posted speed limit.Slow down and drive cautiously, especially on rural roads. Shoulders, ditches and embankments, as well as on and off ramps, create the potential for vehicle roll over. Do not exceed 60 mph at any time.

  • Never allow extra people to ride in a passenger van. When the van is not full, passengers should sit in seats that are in front of the rear axle.

  • All passengers and driver need to wear seat belts at all times.

  • Do not tow anything behind the passenger van. See the vehicle owner’s manual for maximum weight of passengers and avoid overloading the van.

  • Inspect the tires and check tire pressure before each use. A van’s tires need to be properly inflated and the tread should not be worn down. Excessively worn or improperly inflated tires can lead to a loss of vehicle control and possibly a rollover. Front and back tires may require different inflation pressures and these pressures may be higher than regular car tires. Car tire pressures are typically 28-32 lbs. and the same for all 4 tires. However, van tires are very different with typically up to 50 lbs. The manufacturer’s recommended pressure is usually provided on the driver’s doorsill or in the owner’s manual.

  • Cell phones are for emergencies only, and are to be used only when the van is safely parked. No food, drinks or smoking allowed for drivers. Drive time should be limited to eight hours per 24-hour period.

  • Obey all traffic laws. For more information you can check California road rules & regulations handbook.

    15 passenger van safety tips guidline



D        Driver should be well trained and experienced.
R Rest well. Fatigue can affect driving and response time.
I Inspect the vehicle before every trip, especially the tires.
V Vehicle weight should never exceed the Gross Vehicle Weight Rating.
E Ensure all passengers are buckled up and side mirrors adjusted.
R Replace old tires. Check the vehicle owner’s manual for correct size.
S Safety is First.


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For more information you can check below links and visit or you may call NHTSA’s toll-free Vehicle Safety Hotline at 1-888-327-4236 (TTY: 1-800-424-9153)

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Distracted Drivers Feel Addicted to Technology Behind the Wheel

Distracted Driving Awareness Month

Distracted Driving Prevention Activism –  Information Clearinghouse

Road Rules for Little Passengers

Safe Driving with Children in the Car

How to Keep Your Dog Safe in the Car


Passenger Van Theft Prevention:


California dominates for years the list of the states with the most stolen vehicles.

When parking or exiting the passenger van follow these simple tips:

  • Take your key; don't leave it in or on your vehicle.
  • Close and lock all windows and doors when you park.
  • Park in well-lit areas - in a garage, if possible.
  • Never leave valuables in your vehicle, and especially in sight.

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