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.

15-Passenger Vans

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:
    • Name
    • W#
    • 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.

Background Information

National Highway Transportation Administration (NHTSA)

Washington State Van Safety Policies (included in Enterprise Wide Transportation Policies)

Page Updated 12.29.2015