Responsible Office: Campus Safety Committee
Officially Issued: March 1978
To provide policies and procedures for the acquisition and safe use of utility vehicles and motorcycles at Georgia Health Sciences University.
Utility vehicles and motorcycles are to be purchased, used and maintained to comply with State of Georgia laws and regulations and GHSU policies for service, maintenance, parking and travel.
Responsibility: Budget Unit
The Budget Unit desiring to purchase or replace a utility vehicle or motorcycle must have the appropriate departmental or divisional written approval and written approval from the vice-president of business operations. Final approval must be secured from the president through the appropriate dean or vice president.
Approval information and the departmental request (PD100) must be forwarded to the vehicle services manager.
Responsibility: Vehicle Services
The vehicle services manager will order the vehicle through Purchasing, accept delivery of the vehicle, prepare it for use and service and maintain it for safe operation.
Responsibility: Vehicle Operators
Utility vehicles and motorcycles are to be operated according to the same laws as for motor vehicles. Each operator will observe and adhere to all traffic rules and regulations pertaining to motor vehicles. A valid driver’s license is required while operating GHSU vehicles.
The driver will allow only the number of passengers for which the vehicle is designed.
The vehicle operator will ensure that all equipment, materials, supplies and other items to be transported on utility vehicles shall be properly and safely secured to prevent shifting, falling, or loss before the vehicle is allowed to be moved.
Utility vehicles and motorcycles may only be operated on the designated interior travel arteries and roadways within Georgia Health Sciences University. Utility vehicle travel is not allowed on 15th Street, Dent Boulevard, St. Sebastian Way, University Place and Walton Way. The utility vehicles may only be used for the transportation of workers with tools and/or equipment and the pickup or delivery of materials, supplies, packages and campus mail.
Responsibility: Public Safety Division
The Public Safety Division will enforce the campus traffic, parking and safety rules established for the use of utility vehicles and motorcycles. Accidents and violations will be reported to the public safety dispatcher when they occur; the dispatcher will notify vehicle services.
General safety rules are to be followed by operators and passengers of utility vehicles and motorcycles.
Safety Rules for Utility Vehicles and Motorcycles
- Pedestrians have the right of way.
- Operator must observe and adhere to all traffic rules and regulations pertaining to motor vehicles.
- Approach corners and potentially dangerous areas slowly and with caution.
- Park only in a designated space for service vehicles.
- Utility vehicle passengers are only allowed in seats designed for passengers.
- All equipment, supplies, tools, etc. must be secured to the utility vehicle before it is moved.