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15-Passenger Van Safety

Concern about the stability and handling of 15-passenger vans has resulted in the State of Texas and Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center to enact mandatory training to provide van safety awareness training as a prerequisite to approving drivers.

As mandated by TTUHSC OP 63.01, there are additional qualifications for drivers of 15-passenger vans. All drivers must have successfully completed a driver-training course offered by TTUHSC Safety Services. All drivers must complete a driver approval request before attending a session.

Additional qualifications, per TTUHSC OP 63.03 (Attachment A), for drivers of vans equipped for 15 passengers or extended cargo:

  1. Must be at least 20 years of age and have held a valid license for at least two years;
  2. Must successfully complete the university driver training course for this
    type van;
  3. Must attend retraining annually; and
  4. Must not have more than one moving violation in the last 18 months.

The Vehicle Fleet Management Plan is managed by TTUHSC Office of Vehicle Fleet Management in the department of General Services.

Initial Training

Classroom instruction is required for all personnel who will operate a 15-passenger van. Registration is required. Please call 806-743-2597.

15-Passenger Van Training Class Schedule
Region Date Time Location
There are no classes currently scheduled. Please call 806-743-2597 if you wish to arrange a class.

Annual Refresher Training

Personnel who have attended the class must renew their certification annually. This training is online and may be accessed below:


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