Post Content

RMV Operation Guardian Angel, June 18, 2013MassDOT Registrar of Motor Vehicles Rachel Kaprielian today participated in Operation Guardian Angel XII, a joint RMV/Boston Police inspection enforcement of school pupil vehicles, also known as 7D vehicles, that transport children across the City of Boston.  

The RMV is charged with licensing school pupil vehicle operators and oversees the safety inspection of these vehicles twice each year. Spot checks are also conducted throughout the year. The goal of Operation Guardian Angel is to ensure compliance with the 7D program and take action against companies and operators not following the rules and putting children at risk.

“Our law enforcement partners are with us today and everyday in our mission to protect the most vulnerable school children,” said Registrar Kaprielian. “The Registry wants parents and educators to also feel empowered and to be part of this mission; if you see a problem with a school van, we want you to say something.”

The RMV holds 7D companies and operators accountable for violations/non-compliance by revoking vehicle registrations and suspending operator licenses. Companies and operators may be put out of business temporarily or permanently.

During today's Operation Guardian Angel 129 vehicles were checked and a total of 82 violations found.  
Common school pupil vehicle violations include:

Improperly registered, improperly insured vehicles
Unlicensed operators
Too many occupants/unbelted occupants
Failure to perform pre-trip inspections
Vehicle equipment problems/missing equipment

Written By:

Recent Posts

RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Service Location in Acton posted on Sep 18

RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Service Location in Acton

The Massachusetts Department of Transportation Registry of Motor Vehicles (RMV), in partnership with AAA Northeast (AAA), announced today that the Acton AAA Branch, located at 342 Great Road, now offers select RMV license and registration services for AAA members. With the addition of Acton, AAA   …Continue Reading RMV, AAA Northeast Celebrate New Service Location in Acton

Fore River Bridge: Four Lanes Now Open posted on Sep 17

Fore River Bridge: Four Lanes Now Open

Transportation Secretary and CEO Stephanie Pollack today joined Acting Highway Administrator Jonathan Gulliver, members of the Massachusetts legislature, and local officials at a news conference in Quincy highlighting the opening of the new Fore River Bridge to four total lanes of traffic on Saturday, September   …Continue Reading Fore River Bridge: Four Lanes Now Open

MassRIDES to Commuters: Change Your View posted on Sep 15

MassRIDES to Commuters: Change Your View

Change your view! Exhausted from a long, stressful, and congested commuter view each weekday? Change  your view. Join the thousands of Massachusetts commuters who are opting to switch from a single occupancy vehicle to a more sustainable mode of transportation on September 22nd as part   …Continue Reading MassRIDES to Commuters: Change Your View