All Students, staff and Faculty
Dr. T. Dwayne McCay, President
University Driving Policy
This policy applies to all students, staff and faculty. All drivers of University owned, leased, rented or borrowed vehicles must possess and maintain a valid US driver's license. Authorization to drive a university vehicle is conditioned upon confirmation of a satisfactory driving record. If the department of motor vehicles report includes serious citations, such as driving under the influence, reckless driving or other significant moving violations, the employee or student will not be permitted to drive any Florida Tech vehicle.
Prospective drivers of university vehicles must be approved by the Office of Risk Management. In order to obtain approval the following information must be submitted via the MVR Florida Tech Consent Form and the Florida Tech MVR Spreadsheet Template (both documents must be completed and forwarded to Risk Management):
The driving history of authorized drivers will be checked on an annual basis through the relevant state’s department of motor vehicles. An authorized driver who fails to maintain a US valid driver's license will have their authorization withdrawn. An employee who commits a serious traffic violation in a vehicle owned or leased by Florida Tech will be subject to disciplinary action, including possible termination of employment.
Restrictions on Student Drivers
Students may not drive Florida Tech owned, leased or borrowed vehicles outside of the State of Florida without first obtaining written permission from the Office of Risk Management.
Accident Notification Policy
A. University Vehicles
The driver of a University owned, leased, rented or borrowed vehicle involved in an accident on or off campus, regardless of fault, must notify the proper authorities, including the rental agency if the vehicle is rented, the Office of Security, Office of Risk Management and their supervisor.
If an employee is injured in a vehicular accident, a worker's compensation report must be filed with the Office of Risk Management.
B. Personal Vehicle Policy
The insurance policy of an employee or student involved in an accident using his or her own vehicle on University business is the primary source of coverage. Florida Tech's insurance policy is secondary and only provides liability coverage after the limits of the employee's or student’s primary coverage are exhausted. The University does not provide collision/comprehensive damage insurance coverage for employee or student vehicles engaged in university business.
The owner/driver of a personal vehicle being used for university business involved in an accident must: