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The definition of a passenger CMV is a vehicle ‘‘designed to transport’’ more than 15 passengers, including the driver. Does that include standing passengers if the vehicle was specifically designed to accommodate standees?

Question 25: The definition of a passenger CMV is a vehicle ‘‘designed to transport’’ more than 15 passengers, including the driver. Does that include standing passengers if the vehicle was specifically designed to accommodate standees?

Guidance: No. ‘‘Designed to transport’’ refers only to the number of designated seats; it does not include areas suitable, or even designed, for standing passengers.

Regulatory Topic: Does passenger capacity include standing passengers
Published Date: Friday, April 4, 1997
Issued Date: Friday, April 4, 1997