Facility Management / Safety
October 29, 2002
This policy item applies to:
a. if it is not feasible to use another driver;
b. a designated campus staff person appoints each student driver; and,
c. a staff member must accompany the transport of students for the approved purposes.
C. applicant must agree to participate in the NYS Department of Motor Vehicle License Event Notification Service (LENS) program (Appendix A) and sign a Driver’s Privacy Protection Act release form (campuses must develop policies and procedures related to the use of LENS information);
2. towed by any trailer, unless the applicant is specifically trained to do so.
H. the University reserves the right to deny a person the privilege to operate a State owned/leased van in cases, when such denial is in the best interests of the University. An applicant who is at least 18 years of age and holds a valid U.S. driver's license may also be denied the use of a van if s/he has been:
1. convicted of any violation involving the use of alcohol or drinking or drugs while operating a motor vehicle during the past 36 month period;
2. convicted of more than three moving Vehicle and Traffic Law violations during the past 12-month period;
3. has, during the past 24-month period, been involved in two or more accidents that resulted in a conviction from violating a provision of the vehicle and traffic law that contributed to an accident;
4. convicted of reckless driving in the past 36-month period;
5. convicted of leaving the scene of an accident or failure to report an accident during the past 36-month period;
6. convicted of vehicular assault; or,
7. convicted of vehicular manslaughter.
Fifteen-passenger vehicles, regardless of the number of occupants or load, are significantly different in size, weight and handling characteristics and require additional restrictions. The following requirements are in addition to those provisions outlined in sections I and II:
There are no definitions relevant to this policy.
There are no procedures relevant to this policy.
A memorandum from University counsel and vice chancellor for legal affairs, dated January 28, 2002 reiterating the policies on operation of passenger vans either by students or employees after a 2001 research note published by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) entitled “Roll Over Propensity of Fifteen-Passenger Vans.”
Appendix A - License Event Notification System Program