SEC-001: 15-Passenger VansDate: 07/01/2004 Status: Final
To promote safety in response to the serious safety concerns brought to light by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration’s Research Note of April 2001 entitled, “The Rollover Propensity of Fifteen-Passenger Vans” and the Commonwealth of Virginia, Division of Risk Management’s advisory of 7/20/01.
A vehicle designed to transport 10 or more passengers.
Groups of high school and younger students in the University's care must not be transported in 12- and 15-passenger vans, or other specialty vehicles not meeting school bus standards. These standards can be found at CFR Title 49-Transportation Chapter V Part 571 Federal motor Vehicle Safety Standards 571.220-222.
15-passenger vans may not be purchased or rented, effective 3/12/02.
As of 7/1/04, the use of 15-passenger vans for passenger transportation is no longer permitted. This does not apply to mini-buses equipped with dual wheels on each end of the rear axle.