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Skidmore College
Risk Management

Motor vehicle policy: motor vehicle record (MVR) standard

The college reserves the right to deny, suspend or revoke privileges to drive a college-owned, -leased or -rented vehicle, based on the initial or subsequent review of the motor vehicle record for any faculty, staff or student requesting driving privileges, per the eligibility criteria below for assessing motor vehicle record acceptability.  
Anyone with the following violations within the last three years on their motor vehicle record are ineligible to drive a Skidmore-owned, -leased or -rented vehicle for three years from the date of violation:

A.  No one will be allowed to drive for Skidmore College with a “probationary,” “court-restricted" (for any conviction noted in Item F1) or “junior” license.

B.  To be authorized to drive for the college, the following criteria will be applied:

Driving privileges will be denied or revoked if convictions for any of the following violations appear in the applicant’s MVR within a three (3) year review period:

    • Leaving the scene of an accident

    • Reckless driving

    • Driving under the influence of DWI (driving while intoxicated) or DWAI (driving while ability impaired) alcohol or drugs

    • Two or more at-fault accidents or moving violations, in any combination

    • Vehicular homicide or assault

    • Participating in an unlawful speed contest

    • Eluding or attempting to elude a police officer

    • Operating with a suspended license

    • Using a motor vehicle for commission of a felony

    • Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle

    • Operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s consent

    • Permitting an unlicensed driver to drive

    • Reckless or careless and negligent driving

    • Hit and run or leaving the scene of an accident with injury or death resulting, or property damage in excess of $1,000.

Note: These violations must be convictions.