EHS 108–03: Training for Operators of High-Occupancy Vehicles
To reduce the potential for injuries to occupants of university-owned and non-university-owned high-occupancy vehicles used for university business and to reduce property damage resulting from motor vehicle-related accidents
Arizona Administrative Code R2–10–207
Individuals who operate university-owned and non-university-owned high-occupancy vehicles for university business.
Operators of 16-occupant or greater vehicles (including the operator) are required to maintain a valid Arizona commercial driver’s license with a passenger endorsement in accordance with state law and regulations.
Motor vehicle accidents are among the leading causes of death on the job within the United States. Substantial losses can be sustained from medical costs, property damage, and lost productivity. By attending defensive driver training, an individual can improve driving skills, and thus possibly reduce the occurrence of motor vehicle accidents.
The use of 12- and 15-passenger vans is prohibited at ASU. Departments are not permitted to purchase, lease, rent, or otherwise transport ASU employees, students, and volunteers in 12- and 15-passenger vans. Mini- and regular-size vans, sport utility vehicles (SUVs), and mini-buses may still be used for travel.
Individuals who operate a high-occupancy vehicle on ASU business are required to attend a driver training course prior to using these vehicles. Four courses are offered to help meet the transportation needs of ASU departments: “Defensive Driver,” “Coaching the SUV Driver,” “Coaching the Mini-Bus Driver,” and “Off-Road Driving.” “Coaching the Van Driver” is accepted in lieu of the above courses except for the mini-bus training. Recurrent training is encouraged.
To schedule driver training for individual departments and units, contact Environmental Health & Safety at 480/965–1823. To register for training courses, please go to the Environmental Health & Safety Training Schedules and select the appropriate campus for class dates and times. If you encounter difficulties with the registration process, contact LPS@asu.edu.
For more information, see EHS 119, “Motor Fleet Safety.”
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