Safe Transportation for Youth Ministry

Recommended 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.
  • Recommended practices call for two adults in every vehicle. At minimum there must be two adults when the group arrives at the destination.
  • An adult should never be alone in the car with a youth who is not their child.
  • Drivers must have written permission from youths’ parents to transport youth and obtain emergency medical treatment if needed.

Sample Form

Driver Background Check Form (PDF), Eliot Unitarian Chapel

Next Recommended Practice: Permission Forms and Communication with Parents

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