University of Texas Driver Training Requirement
A. University of Texas System Driver Training Rule
In compliance with UT System Policy (UTS) 157, Automobile Insurance Coverage for Officers and Employees and General Requirements for the Use of Vehicles, all University of Texas drivers must receive driver training:
- Before they can be authorized and allowed to operate a university-owned vehicle to conduct official university business, and
- At least every thirty-six (36) months thereafter.
B. Allowable Driver Training
UTS157 policy outlines the minimum driver training requirements for all UT System institutions. UTS157 requires:
Each institution shall require driver training for each authorized driver of University-owned vehicles at least every three years. Driver training may include but is not limited to:
- Defensive driving;
- One-day seminars on driving improvement;
- Driver training videos on specific driving skills in which the driver may be deficient, or
- Hands-on, behind-the-wheel training.
The University requires online training offered by Risk Management and may also require:
- Cart Driver training offered by Facilities Services;
- 12/15-Passenger Van training coordinated through Parking and Transportation;
- Training in support of CDL licensure.
C. Online Driver Training Offered to UT Employees
Risk Management has coordinated with UT System to provide online driver training to university employees who drive vehicles. There is additional training required for CDL, 12/15-passenger van, and cart drivers.
UTDRIVERS Delegates must update the Most Recent Driver Training Date field in UTDRIVERS on the View, Update and Delete Driver Details screen when an employee completes driver training, and maintain all files documenting the completion of their employees' driver training.
BRIT Training Information
1. General Information
- The training course is divided into 8 training modules. Drivers must complete all modules to meet UTS157.
- There is no charge to complete the course