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For questions or comments regarding UTS157 or for assistance with 12 or 15-passenger van training, contact Risk Control at 512.499.4661.

UTS157- Automobile Insurance Coverage for Officers and Employees and General Requirements for the Use of Vehicles

UTS157-Automobile Insurance Coverage for Officers and Employees and General Requirements for the Use of Vehicles was developed as a comprehensive guide to University of Texas System employees with regards to the management of the risk, as well as, the operational and legal issues associated with the use of motor vehicles on University business.

This policy outlines the insurance policies covering the authorized use of University-owned and operated vehicles, procedures for updating the inventory of vehicles and related information, requirements for the use of vehicles, requirements for authorization of drivers and procedures for reporting vehicle accidents or occurrences.

The Chief Business Officer at each Institution is charged with implementing the requirements outlined in this policy.

 

12 and 15-Passenger Van Training

As outlined in UTS157, operators of 12 and 15-passenger vans must have additional training on the safety and handling characteristics of 12 and 15-passenger vans. This training should include behind-the-wheel instruction.

Training Examples:
Training for Authorized Drivers

An authorized driver is defined as an employee of one of The University of Texas System Institutions who is eligible to operate a University-owned vehicle for official University business. To be eligible, an employee must hold a valid driver's license issued by the State where the employee permanently resides, have an acceptable driving record and have the necessary driver training.

For questions or comments regarding the driver training program or to become an authorized driver, contact Risk Control at 512.499.4661.