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TO: DMR Private Providers
FROM: Daniel A. Micari, Director, Division of Quality Assurance
DATE: May 23, 2002
RE: 15-Passenger Van Safety

SAFETY ALERT

Dear Provider,

On April 15, 2002, The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) issued a Consumer Advisory on the Rollover Risk of 15 Passenger Vans. At the following link  http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/nhtsa/announce/press/pressdisplay.cfm?year=2002&filename=pr27-02.html please find the 2002 Consumer Advisory and associated information. Please review this information, share it widely with all staff who drive these vehicles, and with those who have oversight responsibilities for vehicle safety. Also, please assure that this new advisory is posted in each vehicle.

*Note: The NHTSA has re-issued this warning on June 1, 2004 - the current link to the warning and all related documents on the NHTSA website is:
http://www.nhtsa.dot.gov/nhtsa/announce/press/pressdisplay.cfm?year=2004&filename=pr25-04.html