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Vehicle Safety Program

Driving may be an occasional, frequent or daily part of a Wellesley College employee's work at the College. Employees may drive exclusively on campus or they may be responsible to drive themselves and others a distance from campus for College business. Regardless of the frequency or distance of an employee's driving, it is important that every driver is authorized to drive College vehicles ahead of time and that each driver travels as safely as possible from Point A to Point B. 

Vehicle Safety Guidelines

The Office of Risk Management and Compliance created a Vehicle Safety Guidelines document to assist employee and students driving on Wellesley College business or sponsored activities. This is a "best practices" document, so the guidelines serve as recommendations to promote driver safety and to decrease the number of vehicle accidents involving Wellesley College drivers.  

Additionally, the Office of Risk Management and Compliance created an Unregistered Motorized Vehicle Safety Guidlines document. Unregistered motorized vehicles include golf carts and other 3 or 4-wheeled cart-type vehicles that are powered by electric or internal combustion engines. Employees who drive golf carts in the course of Wellesley College business should read the guidelines, view the related PowerPoint presentation and then sign the Training Acknowledgment Form found at the end of the Safety Guidelines document.

Questions about any of these documents should be directed to the Risk and Compliance Manager, x2302. 

Become an Authorized Driver of College Vehicles

If you anticipate the need to drive a College vehicle and you are not authorized to drive a College vehicle, please complete the Driver Authorization Form and return it to the Risk and Compliance Manager by either 1) sending the form via campus mail to 150 Green Hall or 2) stopping by 150 Green Hall to deliver the form.

Once the form is received, the Risk and Compliance Manager will submit the information to the auto insurer who will review the employee's driving record. If the employee meets or exceeds the insurer's criteria, the employee's name will be added to the College's list of authorized drivers. If the employee does not meet the insurer's criteria, then the Risk and Compliance Manager will contact the employee to let him/her know that he/she needs to find an alternate mode of transportation.

Types of Vehicles

Please click on the headings below to learn about your responsibilities as a driver of a certain type of vehicle while in the course of Wellesley College business:

If you are a Wellesley College Employee driving…