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Emergency ContactsEnvironmental Health and Safety Department 257-2120
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DRIVER SAFETY PROGRAM
This Program applied to all persons who travel on State of Louisiana business as part of their responsibilities at Louisiana Tech University. It applied to the operation of a “State Vehicle” or a private vehicle. A “State Vehicle” is defined as, “any licensed vehicle owned, leased and/or rented by the State of Louisiana”
PROHIBITION ON USE OF WIRELESS COMMUNICATION DEVICES
Employees shall not use a Wireless Telecommunications Device (ex: cell phones) while driving in a state-owned, leased, or private vehicle that is being driven on state business. This includes writing, sending, or reading a text based communication and engaging in a call. Use of a Wireless Telecommunications Device is permissible for passengers in such vehicles.
- Report a traffic crash, medical emergency, or serious road hazard.
- Report a situation in which the person believes his personal safety is in jeopardy.
- Report or avert the perpetration or potential perpetration of a criminal act against the driver or another person.
- Engage in a call or write, send or read a text-based communication while the motor vehicle is lawfully parked.
Process of Certification of Drivers
Step-by-step process for certification of employees with Louisiana drivers licenses
Step-by-step process for certification of employees without Louisiana drivers licenses
Step-by-step process for certification of non-employee drivers
Accident Reporting Involving Vehicles
Per State of Louisiana travel regulations, only students that are employees may drive vehicles owned, leased, rented or having mileage reimbursed by Louisiana Tech University.