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Category:
Facility Management / Safety



Responsible Office:

Policy Title:
Passenger Vans

Document Number:
5601

Effective Date:
October 29, 2002


This policy item applies to:
State-Operated Campuses
Table of Contents
Summary

Policy
Definitions
Other Related Information
Procedures
Forms
Authority
History
Appendices


Summary

This policy governs the operation of state-owned and leased passenger vans used by campuses of the State University of New York (University).


Policy

I. Required Provisions for the Assignment of Any Passenger Vans (Capacity less than 16 passengers) on Campuses.

Individuals submitting requests or applying to use any van must meet the following criteria:

II. Required Activities Prior to the Operation of Any Assigned Passenger Van.

When assigned a passenger van an individual must:

A.    inspect vehicle prior to operation;

III. Required Provisions for Operation of Vans with 15-Passenger Capacity.

Fifteen-passenger vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants or load, are significantly different in size, weight and handling characteristics and require additional restrictions. The following requirements are in addition to those provisions outlined in sections I and II:


Definitions

There are no definitions relevant to this policy.


Other Related Information

Rollover – 60 Minutes II Story on Van Rollovers

Rollover Video – National Highway Traffic Administration

Advisory on 15-Passenger Van Propensity to Rollover




Procedures

There are no procedures relevant to this policy.


Forms

Driver’s Privacy Protection Act


Authority

Memorandum to Presidents on “State Owned/Operated Van Safety Guidelines and Training,” dated October 29, 2002.


History

Memorandum to presidents from the office of the vice chancellor and chief operating officer, dated October 29, 2002 issued State Owned/Operated Van Safety Guidelines and Training.

A memorandum from University counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs, dated January 28, 2002 reiterating the policies on operation of passenger vans either by students or employees after a 2001 research note published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) entitled “Roll Over Propensity of Fifteen-Passenger Vans.”


Appendices

Appendix A - License Event Notification System Program