Large Passenger Van Training
University Policy on Use of Large Passenger Vans
The University policy titled Using 12 and 15-Passenger Vans applies to all University departments that may own, rent, borrow or otherwise use 12 and 15-passenger vans, and to all faculty, staff, registered volunteers and students who may drive these vans on behalf of the University.
WWU prohibits the use of all 15-passenger vans for passenger transport.
Instructions for 12-Passenger Vans:
- Any driver, including faculty, staff, student or volunteer, operating a 12-passenger van on behalf of WWU must at least age 21, have 5 years driving experience and complete the state required large passenger van training every two years. Drivers and their supervisors are responsible for monitoring this.
- Ineligible drivers have received, within the past three (3) years, any suspension/revocation of license for reckless driving, hit and run, leaving an accident scene, failure to appear, DUI, or other vehicle-related felony; or for multiple traffic offenses (4 moving violations/infractions in 12 months/5 moving violations/infractions in 24 months) resulting in a Conditional Status driving record or subsequent suspension/revocation of license, or 6 or more moving violations within a 12-month period resulting in license suspension.
- The University's Driving Large Passenger Vans...Safely course is available online on Canvas. Drivers must be enrolled to gain access. It's a 4-part course involving a PowerPoint presentation, quiz and completion of two state forms that need to be printed, completed and signed by the driver and her/his supervisor. The completed forms stay with departmental files.
- To enroll in the course, please contact Paul Mueller x3065 or Mary Seaton x2233. You will need to provide the driver's:
- Western Email
- Department; and
- Supervisor's name.
- Here's a link to MyWestern and thus access to Canvas.
- Van drivers must also complete the state Basic Driver Safety Program which can be accessed during the Large Passenger Van Training Course.