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Title: Fleet Safety Basics


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Fleet Safety Basics
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Goals of the Fleet Safety Program
  • Save lives
  • Prevent injuries
  • Reduce liability for you and SMU
  • Insure that all employees are aware of SMUs
    driving requirements
  • Improve employee productivity

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Who is a part of the Fleet Safety Program?
  • Anyone who drives an SMU owned or leased vehicle
  • Anyone who regularly drives their personal
    vehicle on SMU Business

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JOB RELATED MOTOR ACCIDENTS
  • 200,000 workers are injured each year
  • 3,000 workers are disabled either temporarily or
    permanently each year
  • 4,000 workers are killed each year on the job in
    motor vehicle accidents

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Motor vehicle accidents account to more than 1/3
of all the workplace injuries Motor vehicle
accidents are the leading cause of work-related
deaths
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What SMU Requires of drivers
  • A valid drivers license
  • Proof of insurance/financial responsibility
  • A good driving record
  • Registered vehicle (current license plate)
  • Current State Safety Inspection Sticker
  • Mentally physically able to drive

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SMU expects all of its employees to comply with
all Federal, State, and Local Laws.
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Components of the Fleet Safety Program
  • Driver Requirement/Responsibilities
  • Vehicle Maintenance Program
  • Drivers Safety Training
  • Driving Records Check
  • Accident Review
  • Driving Record Review

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Its Not Always Your Fault!
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Motor Vehicle Records
The driving records of all authorized SMU drivers
are checked once a year.
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Program Responsibility
  • Risk Management will implement the Programs
    operating procedures and guidelines.
  • Risk Management will annually review the
    nation-wide motor vehicle records (MVRs) of all
    University employees
  • Human Resources will contact an employee and the
    employees department head regarding return of an
    unsatisfactory MVR for the employee.
  • A Department Head or supervisor will remove from
    service any University Vehicle that Risk
    Management deems unsafe" for operating, according
    to the Programs procedures and guidelines.
  • Risk Management will periodically audit operating
    units for compliance with the Program and
    identify areas needing improvements.

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Loss of Driving Privileges
  • Employees will automatically lose their
    University-related driving privileges and may be
    subject to immediate termination if they are
    convicted of any one of the following offenses
  • Driving while intoxicated or under the influence
    of an illegal substance
  • Homicide, manslaughter, or assault from vehicle
    operation
  • Reckless driving
  • Failing to remain at the scene of an accident, or
    as otherwise required by law or
  • Driving without a valid license having no
    license, or having a revoked or suspended license.

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Student Drivers
  • Students wishing to drive University Vehicles
    must request permission from the Director of
    Student Activities, whose office will check the
    students drivers license, administer
    appropriate training on safe driving, and have
    the students sign a Release and Waiver of
    Liability.

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Conditions of SMU Vehicle Use
  • Over the most recent three (3)-year period,
    current and prospective drivers may NOT have
    accrued
  • - More than two (2) moving violations in any
    consecutive twelve (12)-month period
  • More than one (1) motor vehicle accident in any
    consecutive twelve (12)-month period
  • A restricted or suspended license or
  • A conviction for Driving Under the Influence
    (DUI).

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Rebate Requirements
  • Regular Preventive Maintenance (every 3 months or
    3,000 miles)
  • No accidents
  • At least 70 of the authorized drivers in the
    department take the State certified Driver Safety
    Course (given twice a year)
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