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Safe Transportation for Youth Ministry
Safe Transportation for Youth Ministry
High School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Middle School-Aged Youth Faith Development, Safe Congregations

Best Practices

  • Drivers must be at least 25 years old with a confirmed valid driver's license and record clear of violations.
  • Each driver must show proof of license, registration, and insurance coverage upon request.
  • Drivers must require that seat belts be used at all times and the number of passengers must not exceed the number of seatbelts.
  • Best practices recommend two adults in every vehicle. Although situations may require the driver and youth to be alone in the car (e.g. picking up the first student) this should be the exception rather than the norm and parental consent must be obtained.
  • Drivers must have written permission from youths’ parents to transport youth and obtain emergency medical treatment if needed.

Sample Form

Driver Background Check Form, Eliot Unitarian Chapel

Next Best Practice: Permission Forms and Communication with Parents

About the Author

  • The regional Congregational Life staff are congregations' local connection to the UUA. All of the program Congregational Life staff have expertise in most aspects of congregational life and each also has a few program areas of expertise. See the UUA Congregational Life Staff...

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