Driver Eligibility Requirements | Drexel University
I. Eligible Driver Classifications
In order for an individual to be (“Eligible”) to drive a University Vehicle, the individual must fall within one of the classifications below:
- University employee who is a licensed driver, 18 years or older and authorized to drive by their supervisor.
- Graduate student who is a licensed driver, 18 years or older, and who holds the position of Research Assistant (“RA”), Teaching Assistant (“TA”) and/or Graduate Assistant (“GA”) and is authorized to drive by their Department Head in direct performance of University business. Under no circumstance will undergraduate students, graduate students not holding an RA, TA or GA position or someone who is no longer employed by or enrolled at the University be considered to be Eligible.
Even if an individual meets the requirement to be Eligible, the University will not grant the privilege to drive University Vehicles unless the driver meets the requirements set forth in this Policy.
II. Driver Requirements
The University may grant the right to drive a University Vehicle to a driver, if the driver is Eligible and meets all of the criteria set forth in section A and does not violate any provision of Section B. The University may revoke a driver’s right to drive a University Vehicle in the event that the driver fails to meet the criteria set forth in Section A, violates any provision in Section B or fails to follow the requirements of this Policy.
- All drivers must comply with the following:
- Have a valid United States driver's license for the class of University Vehicle that the individual drives or seeks to drive.
- Immediately notify their supervisor or manager if their driver’s license has been suspended or revoked or has had limitations placed upon it. The supervisor must notify the Office of Risk Management.
- Meet the insurability standards set by the University's automobile insurance carrier.
- Observe all applicable federal, state and local motor vehicle laws, ordinances, and regulations.
- Report all incidents in accordance with procedures outlined in Section V. (Accident Reporting and Analysis) and cooperate in any investigation of the incident and any subsequent proceedings.
- Wear a seat belt at all times and ensure that all passengers do so as well.
- Operate the vehicle in a courteous and safe manner.
- Submit a completed MVR release form authorizing the University to check the driver’s MVR.
- Maintain a motor vehicle record that meets the University standards set forth in this policy (“Acceptable Motor Vehicle Record”).
- All persons granted the privilege of operating a University Vehicle may NOT engage in the following:
- Knowingly operate an unsafe
- Offer rides to hitchhikers or person unknown to the driver.
- Unauthorized personal use of the University Vehicles.
- Permit unauthorized persons to ride in University Vehicles.
- Smoke in University Vehicles.
- Consume or be under the influence of alcohol or any substance that may cause impairment while operating a University Vehicle.
- Engage in any activity that exposes a risk to the University or the public.