Driver Authorization & Approval
Drivers must be authorized and approved to operate LSCS vehicles. Additionally, drivers must be 18 years of age or older, have held a valid U.S. driver’s license, for at least one year, and have an acceptable driving record.
To be an authorized driver you must submit a Request to Operate Motor Vehicle form to order a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) and complete the LSCS on-line driver safety course (TBD under construction).
The MVR check is a semi-annual requirement (1/1 to 6/30 and 7/1 to 12/31) for driver approval.
To confirm you are an approved driver check the LSC Authorized Drivers List.
Who Must Be Authorized?
Faculty and staff who drive LSCS vehicles
Faculty and staff using personal or rental vehicles for LSCS-related business
Faculty and staff using personal or rental vehicles to transport others for LSCS business
Authorization and Approval Process: The Driver Authorization & Approval Process consists of two requirements, a current semi-annual Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check and driver training (TBD under construction). Please allow seven (7) business days to process the requested MVR.
1. Original Requests for MVR check
a. Complete the Request to Operate Motor Vehicle form.
b. Email the completed Request to Operate Motor Vehicle form to RiskManagement@LoneStar.edu
2. Current MVR will be requested semi-annually.
3. Online Driver Training - In addition to a MVR check, you may be required to complete an on-line driver safety training course. Instructions for completing this training will be emailed to you from once you initiate the authorization process.
4. If a driver is found to be ineligible to drive a LSCS vehicle, the supervisor in the Driver’s department will be notified immediately.
What is an acceptable driving record? Any driver whose MVR results show any one of the following records is not acceptable, and shall not be allowed to drive a LSCS owned, leased or rented vehicle:
One or more Type A violations in the last three (3) years:
Violations: Type A
Driving while intoxicated*
Driving under the influence of drugs*
Negligent homicide resulting from the use of a motor vehicle
Operating a motor vehicle during a period of suspension or revocation of an operator’s license
Using a motor vehicle during the commission of a felony
Aggravated assault with a motor vehicle
Operating a motor vehicle without the owner’s authorization
Permitting an unlicensed person to drive
Participation in speeding contests or illegal drag racing
Hit and run (bodily injury and physical damage) driving
*For the purposes of this policy, the definition of a DUI/DWI conviction means: being convicted, receiving a probated sentence, or pleading no contest for driving a commercial or non-commercial vehicle under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or while intoxicated.
2. Any combination of accidents and Type B violations which equal two (2) or more in the last three (3) years:
Violations: Type B
Type B violations are all moving traffic violations not listed above as a Type A violation. Type B violations do not include non-moving administrative offenses (examples: outdated inspection stickers, no proof of insurance, license plate missing).
At-Fault Accidents - If a moving traffic violation conviction appears on a driving record along with an accident on the same date, this usually means that person was at-fault in the accident. Accidents shall be reviewed and the Office of Risk Management shall make a determination if there is an at-fault question. Accident reports may be obtained from the Texas Department of Public Safety
3. An operator’s license that has been suspended or revoked within the past three (3) years.
Janice A. Cannan-Weldon,
Ana Montalbano, CRIS Program Coordinator 832.813.6594