Mandatory Training for 12 and 15 Passenger Vans
In light of concerns raised by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration regarding the use of 12 and 15 passenger vans, the university has determined that any student or employee who drives a 12 or 15 passenger van for university sponsored or related activities must participate in a defensive driver training program. This policy is effective immediately (January 22, 2008) and full compliance is required by June 1, 2008 in order to be authorized to drive a 12 or 15 passenger van.
The Office of Risk Management along with the university's insurance provider, Cincinnati Insurance, offer a classroom training session free of charge for any student or employee who has completed the driver authorization process. In addition, on-road driving time in a 15 passenger van is included in the training and required.
Dates for the defensive driving course will be announced on the portal. Course dates are also listed below. To register for the mandatory defensive driving course, email firstname.lastname@example.org, or for more information, please contact Mary Beth Townsley at x2090 or email@example.com.
Click here for the university's Vehicle Use and Driver Responsibilities policy which states drivers must be at least 21 years and must complete an authorization process. The policy is posted on the Risk Management website.
Van Driver Safety Training Schedule
Training sessions will be held in Flynn Hall and consist of classroom followed by on-road driving. Please allow up to two hours, though smaller classes will need less time. There is no charge for the training. To register, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. Minimum registration requirements must be met. Cancellations will be posted on the Risk Management website.
Students and employees who drive a university-insured vehicle (including leased and rented vehicles) are required to complete the driver authorization process prior to driving for the university. In addition, van driver safety training is mandatory for students and employees prior to driving a 12 or 15 passenger van for university purposes. Please check the Risk Management website for the university's policies on vehicle use, 12 or 15 passenger van use, and the driver authorization process.