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Driving UTA Vehicles

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Associate Director, Fire & Life Safety
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Before operating UT Arlington owned, leased, or rental vehicles, employees must complete the following requirements in compliance with U.T. System policies and procedures (UTS 157). Prospective drivers must complete the University's online Defensive Driving Awareness Training (DDAT) or a Defensive Driving Course (DDC) offered by an outside agency; also, an individual Driving Record Check must be secured with a satisfactory rating. The Driving Record Background Check must be completed and updated annually and submitted to the University Police Department (a copy of the Application for Copy of Driver Record form is available in the forms section of this page).

The Defensive Driving Awareness Training is valid for 3 years and then must be repeated to remain an authorized driver. Individuals who have taken an accredited DDC within the past three years can be exempt from taking the UT Arlington DDAT by providing a copy of their DDC completion certificate. The UT Arlington DDAT is not endorsed for ticket dismissal or an insurance discount.

To access the Defensive Driving Awareness Training follow the link:
http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/loginscreen
You will be required to log in to the training site using your Net ID and password. Once you have logged in, it is important that you register by entering your department name (click on the edit button and add your title and department in the "Primary Rank & Department" box; check "I Agree" in the privacy policy box, then click on the submit button to proceed to the course).

For Technical Questions with the online training program contact the ERA Helpdesk at erahelpdesk@uta.edu.

Operation of 12 and 15-Passenger Vans

In addition to the above requirements for approval to drive UT Arlington vehicles, employees operating 12 and 15-passenger capacity vans must also complete additional van-specific training. This training consists of an online course plus a behind-the-wheel on-the-road driving test. To access the 12 and 15-passenger van-specific course go to http://www.uta.edu/ra/real/loginscreen.

The van driving test will be conducted at the Environmental Health & Safety Office at 500 Summit Ave. on the dates and times listed below. Class size is limited to 8 students, so we encourage making a reservation for the training date that you wish to attend. Drivers must have already completed the Defensive Driving Course and have a current approved driving record check before they are eligible to participate in the behind-the-wheel training. If you have any questions regarding this subject, please contact the Environmental Health & Safety Office at 817-272-2185 or ehsafety@uta.edu.

Behind-the-Wheel Training Dates:

Nov. 12
2:00 p.m..

Dec. 10
2:00 p.m.

Jan. 16
2:00 p.m.
Feb. 11
2:00 p.m.
March 4
10:00 a.m.
Nov. 25
10:00 a.m.
Dec. 17
10:00 a.m.
Jan. 27
10:00 a.m.
Feb. 24
10:00 a.m.
March 11
2:00 p.m.

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