Motor Vehicle Driving Requirements:
Employees of the Maricopa County Community College District who drive district-owned vehicles must complete two requirements, as per Administrative Regulation 4.14:
(1) They must take and pass an online defensive driving training course; and
(2) They must submit to an inquiry by Facilities for their Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Driving History that shows a satisfactory driving record.
Once both requirements are met, the employee will be authorized to drive district vehicles.
- Subsequent MVR reviews will be conducted annually by Facilities Management to ensure a satisfactory driving record.
- Employees must successfully complete the online defensive-driving course every three (3) years.
Defensive-Driving Training Course Prodcedures:
Your first step is to register for the Maricopa Community College online driver training course by logging in to the Employee Learning Center. Enter your username which will be your MEID along with your password (same as your email password).
- Follow the instructions on this Quick Reference Guide to access the training.
- In order to receive credit for completing this course, you must pass the final exam with a score of 80% or better. Your test score will be immediately available, and you may attempt the test as many times as necessary.
- Send a copy of your final passing score to Facilities along with your Motor Vehicle Record Release Form.
Motor Vehicle Record Review:
- Sign a Motor Vehicle Record and Driving History Release Form and submit it the the EMCC Facilities Office. This form must be signed in order to proceed with the process. MVR reviews are confidential and will be disclosed only to employees with a legitimate need to know this information.
- Once the MVR review is completed and you have met all requirements, you will be authorized to drive a district vehicle.
- If you have a driving history record that precludes you from driving a district vehicle, you will be notified. See Conditions for Disqualification from Operating a District Vehicle below.
Conditions for Disqualification from Operating a District Vehicle:
Persons wishing to operate a district vehicle for official business will first be required to possess a current, valid Arizona driver's license and must then sign a release authorizing district officials to query their motor vehicle driving history. Driving histories will be checked annually for persons wishing to operate a district vehicle. Persons with serious or extensive driving infractions in their driving history will be precluded from operating a district-owned or rented vehicle under the following conditions:
- Being found guilty or responsible in a court of law of one or more serious or criminal driving offenses within a two-year period from the date of the inquiry. A serious driving offense will be defined as any criminal driving offense*, including, but not limited to, any vehicular homicide, fleeing from police, reckless driving, DUI, hit and run, criminal speeding, and driving on a suspended or revoked license.
- Being found guilty or responsible in a court of law of more than three minor or civil traffic offenses within a one-year period from the date of inquiry. A minor traffic offense will be defined as any minor moving traffic violation, such as speeding, red light violations, lane usage violations, turning violations, etc.
Title 28 (ARS 28-1591.A.) states that "a violation of a statute relating to traffic movement and control...shall be treated as a civil matter...unless the statute provides for a different classification as a criminal offense." Civil traffic violations are offenses where, upon a finding of responsibility for said offense, a civil penalty will be imposed. Civil penalties include fines not exceeding $250.00 (28-1598) and no jail time. Police will not arrest for a violation of a civil violation alone.
* Criminal traffic offenses are normally the more serious offenses under Title 28 and are punishable by a fine and/or jail sentence. This classification, within the traffic code, is reserved for offenses such as criminal speeding (21+ MPH over the posted speed limit), reckless driving, DUI, hit and run with no injury, etc. Some Title 28 criminal violations are felonies and are punishable by a fine and/or prison sentence and include offenses such as repeated DUIs, hit and run involving serious injury or death, altering a vehicle VIN, etc.