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(a) A child care facility that provides transportation, either directly or by use of volunteers, shall meet the requirements of this section.
(b) A child care facility shall ensure appropriate use of seat restraints, as follows:
(1) each individual shall be restrained with an individual seat belt or appropriate child restraint device when the vehicle is in motion;
(2) only one individual may occupy each seat belt or child restraint device; and
(3) children may not occupy the front seat if the vehicle is equipped with an operational airbag on the passenger side.
(c) A child care facility shall ensure children are transported in safe vehicles, as follows:
(1) each vehicle used to transport children must be in good repair, safe, and free of hazards, such as torn upholstery that allows children to remove the interior padding or hurt themselves, broken windows, and holes in the floor or roof; and
(2) vehicles used to transport children in snowy, icy, and other hazardous weather conditions must be equipped with snow tires, chains, or other safety equipment as appropriate.
(d) A child care facility shall ensure safe procedures in transporting children, as follows:
(1) the driver or other adult in a vehicle shall ensure that each child younger than a kindergartner is received by a responsible individual; and
(2) provide procedures for pick-up and delivery of children; a child care center must post the procedures required in this paragraph at the center.
History: Eff. 2/8/2002, Register 161
Authority: AS 14.37.020
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