Driver Safety Programs
College employees, students, and official volunteers may be authorized by the SLCC Office of Risk Management to drive on College business in a College-owned vehicle, a State fleet vehicle, a College authorized rental vehicle, or their own personal vehicle. Some age and driving record restrictions apply.
The Utah State Division of Risk Management requires that for an eligible individual to be authorized to drive on College business in either 1) a College owned vehicle, or 2) their own personal vehicle, a driver safety training course must be completed as part of the application process and before authorization to drive can be granted. Only authorized drivers should drive on College business.
If you drive your personal vehicle on College business, you do not qualify for mileage reimbursement unless you are an authorized driver. Additionally, if an accident occurs while you are on College business, your personal automobile insurance is still responsible for all damages and liability; the College is not.
Training must be taken every two years.
Post Accident Training Requirement
If you are involved in an accident or incident while on College business, in either a College-owned vehicle or your own vehicle, and damage occurs to 1) your vehicle, 2) another vehicle, or 3) other property, you are required to repeat the driver safety training before you are allowed to drive on College business again. Authorization to drive again is restored only by the SLCC Office of Risk Management.
Application To Become An Authorized Driver
- Complete State of Utah required driver safety training. The training includes a video presentation and a test. Materials are available online. Click here for information on how to complete Drivers Safety Training.
- Complete a Mileage / Motor Pool Authorization Form and have it signed by your immediate supervisor.
- Submit the following materials to the Office of Risk Management (Taylorsville Redwood Campus, AAB 211, or mail stop code RISK):
a. Online Driver Safety Test Completion Certificate
b. Signed Mileage / Motor Pool Authorization Form
c. Copy of Driver's License
The SLCC Office of Risk Management will verify your eligibility and add you to the authorized driver database. If, for some reason you are not eligible to drive, both you and your supervisor will be notified.
HOV Requests & Authorization
If you wish to drive a high occupancy vehicle (a vehicle with seven (7) or more passengers) additional course work and hands-on training is required. This training must be renewed every two (2) years for the hands-on portion and every four (4) years for the full course. Additionally, a High Occupancy Vehicle Request must be submitted to the SLCC Motor Pool Office before each trip.
To register for the HOV training, please contact the Motor Pool Office (801-957-4271) or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Out-of-State Travel Requests
College vehicles should not be driven outside the State of Utah. However, requests are reviewed on a per trip basis. Authorization to do so may be requested by submitting an Out of State Driving Request to the SLCC Office of Risk Management.
Questions or Additional Information
If you have any questions or need additional information, please contact the SLCC Office of Risk Management at 801-957-4041.