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The University of Dayton Vehicle Use and Driver Certification Policy is established as part of the continuing efforts to improve the safety of University faculty, staff, students, and volunteers who operate University-insured vehicles, utility carts or rentals for University business-related events and operations. This program reduces the risk of injury to our campus community and also reduces loss to the University.
Policy and Requirements
Any individual who needs to drive a University-insured vehicle (owned, leased, donated, rented or a golf cart) for University business is required to complete the online driver certification (consisting of the registration form, a presentation, and the quiz) and meet the insurance requirements according to the following specifications prior to receiving approval for driving on behalf of the University:
- All University personnel that operate or could be called upon to operate a University-insured vehicle are required to complete the driver certification session annually. Individuals who have been personally assigned a UD vehicle for 24-hour use also need to complete the driver certification session annually.
- Students who are required to operate a University-insured vehicle for their campus jobs or for various campus functions are required to complete the driver training session annually.
- Volunteers must also complete the driver certification annually.
For additional information and requirements, please refer to the vehicle use policy.
Driver Certification is comprised of three sections: (1) the Certification Form, (2) the Presentation and (3) the Quiz.
Section 1: Certification Form
All drivers must complete and sign a certification form. The original form must be mailed to Environmental Health and Safety/Risk Management (+2904) prior to driving a University-owned vehicle. When completed, this form provides consent for the University to verify the applicant's driving record with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles.
Section 2: Presentation
(click screenshot to open the training presentation as a pdf)
Section 3: Quiz
Submission of a quiz is required for documentation purposes prior to driving a University-related vehicle.
- If you are driving a University-insured vehicle and are in an accident, please view the information in this link regarding the proper procedure for reporting accidents.
- If you drive a golf cart or other utility vehicle, you must also follow the driver certification requirements. Please refer to the Vehicle Use Program for additional instructions and zone maps.
- If you have additional questions regarding insurance coverage, would like to know when you last completed the driver certification, or need an insurance card prior to a trip, please contact our office at 937-229-4503 and we will gladly assist.