University Driving Programs

If you have been asked to drive a University Vehicle or a SCUV in the scope of business for SMU, you will first need to be authorized through the Office of Risk Management.


University Motor Vehicles

SMU Policy 11. 5 Fleet Safety, applies to all employees, prospective employees, and students who operate, or will operate, vehicles owned, leased, or loaned to the University (thus, University Vehicles), which are covered by University insurance. This includes vehicles that are rented for University business.

If you have been asked to drive a University Vehicle in the scope of business for SMU, you will first need to be authorized through the Office of Risk Management. This authorization involves two components: Qualification and Training.

Driver Qualifications

All drivers of SMU University Vehicles must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Hold a valid and current U.S. driver's license
  • Complete Engaged Driving Training
  • Have a CLEAR Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report (required annually)

Training

Drivers must successfully complete Engaged Driving, a 1-hour training class hosted by the Office of Risk Management. This training is required every 3 years.

For more information visit the training calendar and registration form.


Sub-Compact Utility Vehicles (SCUV)

Many departments across campus are utilizing Sub-Compact Utility Vehicles (SCUVs) to quickly maneuver around campus. Vehicles such as Gators, Metros, Club Cars, Toros, etc. are relatively inexpensive and take much less room to park than conventional vehicles. While the increased convenience may be time-saving, the SCUVs bring a new risk to occupants, pedestrians, and persons with disabilities. In addition, the cost to repair damage to hardscape and turf areas is considerable. Therefore, to reduce risk and unnecessary cost, the following procedures are to be followed.

SCUV Procedures

SCUV Driver Qualifications

All drivers of SMU University Vehicles must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • Hold a valid and current U.S. driver's license
  • Complete Engaged Driving Training
  • Have a CLEAR Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) report (required annually)

Training

Drivers must successfully complete Engaged Driving, a 1-hour training class hosted by the Office of Risk Management. This training is required every 3 years.

For more information visit the training calendar and registration form.