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Transportation of Minors

By Spodek Law Group | February 14, 2023
(Last Updated On: July 28, 2023)

Last Updated on: 28th July 2023, 07:22 pm

Ensuring Safe Transportation for Minors: Best Practices

Walking Safely

As you plan to take minors under the age of 8 on a walk that involves crossing a street used by cars, ensure that you notify their parents/guardians in advance. Parents/guardians should be made aware of any known traffic hazards and the measures that will be taken to reduce risks. Prior to participating in the walk, parents/guardians must provide written permission for their minors.

For minors under age 12, it’s essential to wear identifying lanyards, badges, vests, or shirts when walking off-campus as part of their activity. The procession should have at least one adult leading it and one adult following it to prevent minors from walking ahead or lagging behind. To keep track of all minors, the procession should stop regularly for a headcount. Only after accounting for all minors should the procession move forward, except in cases of safety concerns.

Driving Minors

If you plan to transport minors in a private vehicle, it’s necessary to inform parents/guardians beforehand and obtain written permission. Additionally, the driver must present an up-to-date driver record to the supervisor in charge of the activity involving minors. If the driver record shows moving violations or a driving-under-the-influence conviction within the last three years, the driver should not be approved.

When possible, use a University vehicle, and avoid using 12 and 15-passenger vans as they are unsafe for the transportation of minors. If you must use a privately-owned vehicle, make sure it’s equipped with seat belts or car seats for every minor. The driver of a private vehicle should provide a valid vehicle registration, a driver’s license, and proof of insurance for at least $50,000 per bodily injury, $100,000 for all bodily injuries, and $50,000 for property damage. Drivers who fail to provide this information should not be approved to drive minors.

It’s essential to note that minors should not be transported by motorcycle. Moreover, one adult should not drive a minor unless they are the minor’s parent, grandparent, legal guardian, or sibling. In all other circumstances, the driver must inform their supervisor and the parent/guardian of the minor in advance.

Commercial Transportation

If you plan to transport minors via van or bus, it’s necessary to notify parents/guardians beforehand and obtain written permission. All passengers should use seat belts according to state laws if available. Adults should be seated throughout the bus for easier supervision, with at least one adult in the front, middle, and rear of the bus. Adults should sit in an aisle seat to allow them to get up and supervise minors as needed. Minors should be seated according to their grade or age group, and disruptive minors should be seated next to an adult.

Before loading and after unloading a van, bus, or other form of commercial transportation, adults supervising the activity involving minors should take a head count or roll call. The procession should not move forward unless all minors are accounted for, except in cases of safety concerns.

In conclusion, transportation involving minors must be taken seriously to ensure their safety. The measures outlined above can help you create a safe environment for minors during transportation.

h3: The Federal Law Against Child Trafficking: What You Need to Know If you’re planning to engage in sex tourism or any sexual activity with minors, you better think twice. Title 18 U.S. Code 2423 makes it a federal crime to engage in such activities, and the penalties can be severe. In this article, we will discuss what you need to know about this law, including its related statutes, penalties, and defenses.

 What Does the Law Say? The language of 18 U.S. Code 2423 is crystal clear. It is a federal crime to engage in any of the following behaviors:

  • Knowingly transporting children under the age of 18 in interstate or foreign commerce or into any U.S.-owned territory with the intent that they are used for prostitution or any sexual activity forbidden by U.S. law.
  • Traveling into the U.S. or across state lines with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
  • For any U.S. citizen or resident alien to travel in foreign commerce with the intent of engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
  • Traveling to a foreign land and engaging in illicit sexual conduct.
  • Facilitating others in sex tourism or inducing them to participate for “commercial advantage or private financial gain.”

 What are Some Examples? The law provides several examples of activities that constitute child trafficking across state lines or overseas sexual tourism involving minors. For instance:

  • Frederick places an ad on an Internet site for “teenagers looking for adventure.” The teens who answer the ad are enticed to travel to another state to engage in prostitution. Frederick could face federal charges under 18 U.S.C. 2423 because he engaged in child trafficking across state lines.
  • George books and goes on a trip to a tourist site in Thailand, promising sexual encounters with teen prostitutes in multiple cities. George can be charged under 18 U.S.C. 2423 because he engaged in overseas sexual tourism involving minors.
  • Sam gets involved in an online chat with a teenager living in another state. The conversation turns flirtatious, and Sam agrees to travel to the teenager’s home to have a sexual encounter with her. Instead, Sam is met at the airport by the authorities. Although Sam didn’t go through with the sexual encounter, he can face federal charges under U.S.C. 2423 because he traveled across state lines to have sex with a minor.
  • 18 U.S.C. 2421 – transportation generally;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2421A – promotion or facilitation of prostitution;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2422 – coercion and enticement;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2424 – filing factual statement about the alien individual;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2425 – use of interstate facilities;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2426 – repeat offenders;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2427 – inclusion of offenses relating to child porn;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2428 – forfeitures;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2429 – mandatory restitution;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2252 – child pornography;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2252A – buying or selling children;
  • 18 U.S.C. 2251 – sexual exploitation of children;
  • 18 U.S.C. 1581 – human trafficking.

 

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