7D Regulation Changes for Driver Training and School Pupil Vehicles

Beginning October 1, 2018, and continuing through October 2020, changes to school pupil transport (7D) training and vehicle requirements are being implemented. Review the sections below for detailed information.

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October 1, 2018 Changes

7D Training Changes

  • New applicants must successfully complete 2 hours of pre-service training before applying for a 7D certificate.

7D Vehicle Changes

  • All tires must have a minimum tread depth of 4/32”.
  • All vehicles need additional safety equipment:
    • Body fluid clean up kit
    • Seat belt cutter
    • Fire/evacuation blanket for wheelchair vehicles only
  • Both sides of all 7D vehicles must have company name, city, and state visibly displayed.

October 1, 2019 Changes

7D Training Changes

7D Vehicle Changes

  • All vehicles must have an interior school bus light indicator.
  • All vehicles must have an audible backup alarm.

October 1, 2020 Changes

7D Vehicle Changes

  • All vehicles must have a child reminder system.
  • Size of vehicle can not exceed seating capacity for 10 passengers.

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