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1. Prior to any driving assignment, driving records should be obtained and reviewed for all drivers who may drive on district business; and a system should be in place to monitor driver license status on an ongoing basis.
2. Employees and/or volunteers who drive their own vehicle on district business must show proof of insurance.
3. All district drivers should receive in-service education regarding safe driving techniques and defensive driving.
4. There should be a formal preventive maintenance schedule for all district vehicles.
a. Records are kept of all vehicle service work.
5. Vehicle accidents should be reviewed to determine cause and to help develop prevention strategies. Drivers who violate motor vehicle rules should be subject to discipline as if violating district policy.
a. There should be appropriate forms in each vehicle regarding accident documentation.
6. There should be a formal policy that prohibits/limits personal use of a district vehicle.
7. Employees who hold a commercial driverís license as a job requirement should be subject to the provisions of the Department of Transportation rules regarding alcohol and controlled substances testing. 49 CFR, Parts 382, et al; 49 CFR, Part 40