Dutch Minister Cora van Nieuwenhuizen (Infrastructure and Water) has decided to take the Stint, the electric car with which the children were transported during the tragic accident in Oss (NL), off the roads. Preliminary results from the research on the Stint point to ‘potential safety risks’.
The police, the Netherlands Forensic Institute (NFI) and the Transport Inspection (ILT) carried out an exploratory technical investigation into a few Stints following the accident in Oss. Doubts about the technical construction emerge from the research. The Stint can sometimes stop or no longer brake.
Technical changes have also been implemented that were not known to the ministry. These changes can “pose a risk to the driver, the children, and other road users,” according to the minister. She speaks of a “far-reaching decision” with many practical consequences for daycare centers. The investigation into the Stint has not yet been completed.