Chapter 6. Central Stores
Motor Pool Vehicles: A fleet of safe and properly maintained vehicles to be used for University business.
Personal Use: Any trip, or segment thereof, that is made for the purpose of participating in an activity or function that is not official University business or for which the expenses are not reimbursable by the University or which is made to transport an unauthorized passenger, constitutes personal use of a University vehicle.
In an effort to reduce the frequency and severity of motor vehicle accidents and injuries, all persons traveling in a University vehicle are required to adhere to the University's policies and procedures regarding the use of University vehicles. Each department has been provided a supply of the University Motor Pool Policies and Procedures pamphlet. The pamphlet can also be found in each University vehicle. The assignment of University owned vehicles is limited to full- and part-time faculty and staff members or, when to the advantage of the University, to students or guests.
The use of any University vehicle is restricted to the conduct of official University business, and any use for personal business or pleasure is prohibited. It is the responsibility of the dean, department chair or director to carefully review and approve the request for assignment of a University vehicle to students or guests in order that such drivers may be protected under the provisions of the University liability insurance.
Any employee, student, or guest assigned to a University vehicle must be at least 18 years of age and have a valid driver's license recognized by Michigan law. All drivers are required to have no more than a total combination of five (5) current points in the Michigan (or any other) point system, with no single infraction totaling more than three (3) points. Drivers will be required to sign a statement indicating that they meet the above criteria before a vehicle will be released from the Motor Pool.
In addition to the requirements for private passenger vehicles, all passenger van drivers must complete the "Coaching the Van Driver" CD-ROM training program. A training center has been established at Public Safety for this program. To schedule training, contact Public Safety at 7-2216.
Passengers in University vehicles are limited to employees, students, or guests of the University traveling on official University business. Authorized passengers who are properly licensed to drive in accordance with the provisions above are authorized to assist in the driving of a University vehicle. If the passengers will be assisting with the driving of a passenger van they must complete the van training program as well.
All drivers and passengers are required to wear seat belts when traveling in any University vehicle. This policy applies to anyone authorized to drive or ride in any University vehicle that is equipped with passenger restraints (seat belt assemblies of the lap or lap/shoulder design). In the event of authorized children passengers, child safety restraint laws must be obeyed. Further, no vehicle shall be operated when the number of occupants exceeds the number of passenger restraints available. Failure to comply with this policy may result in disciplinary action.
University-owned vehicles are not to be driven in excess of the speed limits posted by the State and municipalities. Violation fines are entirely the responsibility of the driver involved.
The University will bear operating, repair, and maintenance expenses for vehicles issued on a rental basis and in turn will charge the department on a mileage basis rate. Such rates may be adjusted from time to time, depending upon the operational cost per mile. Contact the University Motor Pool at 7-2700 for current rates.
To request and reserve a Motor Pool vehicle, do the following:
To pick up and return a vehicle from the Motor Pool, do the following:
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