New Vehicle Use Policy

STATEMENT OF RELATED POLICY EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2010

Any Vehicle driven while conducting University Business or for any other University purpose must be operated in a safe and courteous manner. Vehicles must be operated in compliance with all applicable laws and Purdue policies.University Vehicles are made available only for University Business, and only Authorized Drivers may operate University Vehicles. Additionally, individuals who operate Personal Vehicles on University Business or for any other University purpose are required to meet the same Minimum Driver Qualifications. Drivers who fail to adhere to this policy and its related procedures may be deemed not to qualify for Indemnification from the University, and may be subject to disciplinary action as deemed appropriate.Motorcycles, scooters, mopeds, and similar Vehicles may not be used to conduct University Business or for any other University purposes.

REASON FOR THIS POLICY

The use of Vehicles is necessary to almost all programs and activities of Purdue University. Given the number of Vehicles in use and the total miles driven, it is necessary to have policies in place to manage the risks associated with the use of Vehicles. The University’s primary concern is to avoid injuries and property damage to Purdue people and the general public by promoting the safe operation of Vehicles used for University Business or for any other University purposes. Accidents may cause injuries, fatalities, and property damage, and may also result in claims against the University arising from third party liability, property damage, worker’s compensation injuries, and business interruption.

This document establishes University policy for operating any Vehicle while conducting University Business or for any other University purposes. It defines the procedures that are in place to minimize the potential for accidents and losses, and serves as a guide to departments in managing those Vehicles under their control.

INDIVIDUALS AND ENTITIES AFFECTED BY THIS POLICY

All units, students, faculty, staff, and volunteers of Purdue University.

WHO SHOULD KNOW THIS POLICY

• Trustees
• University Officers
• Faculty
• Business Officers
• Administrative and Professional Staff
• Clerical and Service Staff
• Volunteers
• Students
• All other persons operating Vehicles for University purposes

EXCLUSIONS

There are no units or persons excluded from the requirements of this policy.
Detailed policy information can be found at the following link Purdue University Vehicle Use Information .