From Appalachian State University Policy Manual
4 Policy and Procedure Statements
4.1 Policy Regarding 15-Seat Vans
4.1.1 The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) and the U.S. Department of Transportation have documented serious safety problems and issued a cautionary warning regarding the use of 15-passenger vans when 1) the van transports more than 10 passengers and 2) cargo is loaded onto the van roof.
4.1.2 University personnel are prohibited from operating a 15-passenger van outside the Town of Boone with more than 11 occupants (10 passengers and 1 driver). Carrying of cargo on the van roof is prohibited at all times. University personnel may operate a 15-passenger van with 15 occupants (14 passengers and 1 driver) within the Town of Boone.
4.1.3 15 Passenger Vans