- Driver’s license: All staff who drive a College vehicle as part of their job must have a valid driver’s license that has not been revoked or suspended.
- Acknowledgement: At the beginning of each academic year, all those required to drive must sign an acknowledgement that they have read and accepted these rules relating to College vehicle use by completing the motor vehicle policy and record certification form. Submitting this form authorizes the College, at its discretion, to confirm employee certifications by requesting and reviewing an employee’s Motor Vehicle Record (MVR).
Employees who drive a College vehicle are required to notify the department if any of the following conditions apply on their MVR. The Department reserves the right to revoke driving privileges based on the disclosed information.
- More than two (2) minor accidents (any event which results in damage to vehicle and property, or injury to a person, with damages of less than $2,500), for which you are at fault, in the past five (5) years.
- Any major accident (any event which results in damage to a vehicle or property, or injury to a person, with damages exceeding $5,000), for which you are at fault, in the past five (5) years.
- Recorded instance of driving on a suspended license, or for failure to appear in court, within the past five (5) years.
- Conviction for reckless driving within the past five (5) years.
- Conviction for alcohol and/or related driving offense within the past five (5) years.
Restrictions on Using College Vehicles
- College vehicles may be utilized for College business only. There are no exceptions.
- Smoking is prohibited in College vehicles.
- Speed limits and all other applicable laws must be adhered to at all times
- Seat belts must be worn while driving
- GEM cars should be driven on the roadway as they are registered vehicles and should not be driven on the sidewalks
- Any accidents or vehicle damage must be immediately reported to security
- Box trucks require a yearly medical DOT certification; this will be scheduled and paid for by the college for any employee required to drive a box truck.
- Anyone failing to follow this policy, fined for speeding in a college vehicle, driving recklessly, etc. may be subject to disciplinary action.