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15 Passenger Vans

General Information

​​​​​​The safe travel of students, faculty, staff, and guests for university functions to and from events and activities at Texas State University is the goal of this policy. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) has determined that rollover crash risks are greatly increased with 10 or more people riding in a 15-passenger van.  This policy provides minimum safety requirements for driving 15-passenger vans owned, rented, leased or borrowed for use by Texas State faculty, staff or students.

If borrowing a 15-passenger van, the insurance must be reviewed to ensure Texas State will be covered. Insurance information needs to be sent to ehsrm. Please allow up to to 72 business hours for processing in advance of borrowing the 15-passenger van.

Journey Management Plan

Driver Registration

At the discretion of EHSRM, a driver with a current commercial driver’s license with passenger endorsement may be exempted from training for the term of the license.

Driver Training

All drivers must complete a classroom and hands on training course arranged by EHSRM. Training courses must be repeated every 3 years. Training courses will need to be scheduled well in advance. Any costs will be borne by the driver’s department.

There are two parts to the class - classroom that is 1.5-2.0 hours and in vehicle which takes up to 10-15 minutes per trainee. We limit the in-vehicle training to 5 individuals per ride. 

 

A minimum of 10 trainees are needed for the Trainer to come and spend a day at the University. A maximum of 20 people for a single day of training.

If a Department owns a van, we will use that van in question for the training. If a van is unavailable to use, then rental may be needed