All university personnel that are permitted to operate a university owned, non-owned or rented vehicle must take a NYS sanctioned Defensive Driving Course.

Policy Statement

All university personnel that are permitted to operate a university owned, non-owned or rented vehicle must take a NYS sanctioned Defensive Driving Course.

Reason for Policy

University vehicle operators must be educated on defensive driving for their own safety and the safety of the University community.

Who Is Governed by this Policy

All permitted operators to include staff, administrators, professors, and any others that are given permission to operate any vehicles for university business.

Policy

All university personnel that are permitted to operate a university owned, non-owned, or rented vehicle must take a NYS sanctioned Defensive Driving Course. This requirement must be completed every three (3) years. The training program has been transitioned from a 6-hour in-person University provided class to a selection of courses offered by the New York State Department of Motor Vehicle, which can be taken either online or in a classroom setting.  If the course is not taken within six (6) months of the expiration of the three (3) years, their driving privileges may be withdrawn.

Definitions

University Owned Vehicle: All vehicles that are directly owned by the university.

University Rented Vehicle: Any vehicle rented for university business.

University Non-Owned Vehicle: Any personal vehicle that is being used for university business with prior permission.

Procedures

Defensive Driving Course Requirements

In person classes by Adelphi University are no longer offered on campus at this time, however, certificates will continue to be accepted if obtained from an external in-person or online course.

Authorized University Drivers are now required to obtain their NYS Defensive Driving/Accident Prevention Certificate online from a provider on the following NYS DMV link, which provides approved sponsored agencies who provide accident prevention courses that reduce points and insurance premiums. Contact any of these course providers to get information about a course in your area and to determine the course fee and duration.

Course Fees

You can contact any of the providers listed above regarding course fees. It is at the discretion of Department heads with employees who are required to be certified to consider reimbursement to their staff members for the cost of the training course. Discuss your options with your Department head before signing up for the course. 

Record Retention

Certificates of completion must be submitted to Public Safety for record keeping. To submit the certificate, you can bring a copy to the Transportation Manager, or designee, at the Department of Public Safety & Transportation in Levermore Hall Suite 115 or send via email to goodrich@adelphi.edu

Forms

Check Requisition FormAccounts Payable

Related Information

License Event Notification System (LENS) Policy

Travel Expenses and Reimbursements Policy

Financial and Administrative Reference Guide [FARG] – PG 42 [as of 2021]

Collective Bargaining Agreements

Document History

  • Last Reviewed Date: March 24, 2021
  • Last Revised Date: March 24, 2021
  • Policy Origination Date: July 18, 2017

Who Approved This Policy

Gene Palma, Vice President of University Wellness, Safety and Administration

Policy Owner

Secondary Contacts

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