ERIC Number: ED398802
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996
Vehicle Safety. Managing Liability Series.
Newby, Deborah, Ed.
This monograph discusses the safety of vehicles owned, leased, maintained, and operated by colleges and universities. First, the risks by colleges and universities is discussed. First, the risks associated with college vehicles are outlined, including the liability that comes with staff/faculty and student drivers and such special concerns as driver licensing and testing requirements, alcohol use, drowsiness, and pollution and hazardous wastes. An accident scenario, notes on relevant case law, and some statistics are presented here. A second section addresses institutional management of risks in four areas: (1) policies and procedures (driver qualifications, driver training and testing, driver obligations, and motor vehicle records); (2) the vehicles (purchase and sale considerations, vehicle use policy, maintenance and inspections, vehicle and maintenance records, and accident management); (3) insurance needs (necessary coverage, coordination of insurance policies, rental car and leased vehicle concerns); and (4) special considerations such as contracts for transportation and limited liability for non-owned vehicles. Anecdotes concerning vehicle claims, motor vehicle fatality statistics, sample policy language, a list of driver obligations, driver training options, a vehicle liability checklist, notes on institutional record-keeping responsibilities, sample vehicle maintenance policies, a maintenance checklist, definitions of insurance terms, and a list of resources are also included in this section. (MSE)
Descriptors: Accidents, Administrative Policy, Air Pollution, Bus Drivers, Certification, College Administration, College Students, Compliance (Legal), Contracts, Discipline Policy, Drinking, Employment Qualifications, Equipment Maintenance, Federal Legislation, Higher Education, Information Sources, Insurance, Legal Responsibility, Motor Vehicles, Recordkeeping, Risk Management, Safety, School Personnel, School Policy, School Responsibility, Sleep
United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., Two Wisconsin Circle, Suite 1040, Chevy Chase, MD 20815.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: United Educators Insurance Risk Retention Group, Inc., Chevy Chase, MD.