The University of Washington: Facilities Services

Transporting Minors

The community standards for transporting minor children have been established as:

“Students may not be transported in multi-passenger vehicles which hold ten or more people, including the driver, unless the vehicle is a school bus.”

In keeping with this standard and recommendation, Fleet Services, together with the UW Office of Risk Management, has adapted the following policy:

Minors (persons under the age of 18) participating in UW sponsored programs shall be transported in vehicles which transport ten or fewer people, including the driver. Vehicles available for use when transporting minors include minivans, 4x4 vehicles, sedans, compacts, trucks, and cargo vans.

Exceptions-Exceptions to this policy include the following:

  • Part-time and full-time, formally matriculated UW students
  • UW employees
  • Authorized volunteers formally affiliated with an official UW program, supervised by a UW employee, and covered under the Worker’s Compensation Program