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Temporary Guidance - Use of Fleet Vehicles for Academic Year 2020-2021
  1. Must be related to a credit-bearing course including independent studies, or to assist students conducting research, or when students are attending athletic practice off-campus and the vehicle is coach driven.
  2. Cannot be used for personal use. 
  3. No overnight travel is permitted.
  4. Each vehicle has a maximum capacity and seating arrangement:Weather permitting, it is recommended that all vehicle windows be open at least 6 inches to provide cross-circulation.
    • Sedans and RAV4s: two individuals, one driver and one passenger seated in the back seat diagonally behind the driver.
    • Vans: three individuals, seated diagonally across alternating in front, third, and back rows (keep short second row empty).
  5. Weather permitting, it is recommended that all vehicle windows be open at least 6 inches to provide cross-circulation.
  6. Face coverings must be worn the entire time in the vehicle, covering the nose, mouth, and chin.
  7. The driver must disinfect the entire car upon entering and when the vehicle is returned. Cleaning kits, including extra face coverings and disinfecting wipes, will be stored in each vehicle's trunk.


Motor Vehicle Policy endorsed by the Safety Committee, July 2013, and administered by the Risk Management office.

The purpose of the motor vehicle policy is to set forth the requirements applicable to all drivers of Skidmore college-owned, -leased, or -rented vehicles or of personal vehicles while on college business. This policy applies to all college faculty, staff and students and is intended to ensure the safety of drivers, passengers and the public as well as to minimize losses, damages and claims against the college.

Driving a Skidmore College-owned, -leased or -rented vehicle is a privilege, and the college reserves the right to deny or revoke the driving privileges of any driver in the event that the driver does not meet the requirements of this policy.

All authorized drivers, and those who wish to become authorized, are strongly encourage to review the policy.