Hawaii Passenger Vans
The 12 and 15 passenger van are not available on Molokai, only 7
Hawaii 12 and 15 Passenger Van Rental Advice & Tips
LARGE VANS WITH SEATING FOR OVER 10 OCCUPANTS
U.S. DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION LARGE VAN ADVISORY: The van does
not meet Federal Bus Safety Standards and they will not transport children in the twelfth (12th) grade or younger,
other than family members, for school related functions.
The risk of a rollover crash in a 15-passenger van dramatically increases as the number of occupants increases to
full capacity. Placing a load on the roof also contributes to this increased risk of rollover. These two conditions
change the van's center of gravity. As a result, the van has less resistance to rollover and handles differently
from other passenger vehicles making it more difficult to control in an emergency situation. Most vehicle rollovers
are single vehicle crashes in which the vehicle runs off the road and overturns when it strikes a ditch,
embankment, soft soil, or other object.
TIPS FOR PREVENTING ROLLOVER: Drivers must be well rested and maintain a safe speed for weather and road
conditions. Drivers must be especially cautious on curved rural roads and maintain a safe speed to avoid running
off the road. If the van's wheels drop off the roadway, gradually reduce speed and steer back onto the roadway when
it is safe to do so.
BUCKLE UP FOR SAFETY: Eighty percent of people killed in rollover crashes in 15-passenger vans were not wearing
seat belts. Passengers can dramatically reduce their risk of being killed or seriously injured in a rollover crash
by simply using their seat belts. All vehicle occupants should always wear seatbelts. Drivers should be responsible
for enforcing the use of seatbelts.
OTHER TIPS FOR SAFE DRIVING: When a 15-passenger van is not full, passengers should sit in seats that are in front
of the rear axle. More than 15 people should never be allowed to ride in a 15-passenger van. Because 15-passenger
vans are substantially longer and wider than cars, they: require more space and additional reliance on the
side-view mirrors for passing; do not respond as well to abrupt steering maneuvers; require additional breaking
VEHICLE HEIGHT: A vehicle height of approximately 82 inches must be taken into consideration for garages and