Motor Vehicle Usage
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 (link is listed below under procedures); and
(2) they must submit to an inquiry by a certified Public
Safety police officer into their Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Driving History that shows a satisfactory driving record by completing the Motor Vehicle
Record and Driving History Release Form
Once both requirements are met, the employee will be
authorized to drive district vehicles.
- Subsequent MVR reviews will be conducted annually by Public
Safety to ensure a satisfactory driving record.
- Employees must successfully complete the online
defensive-driving course every three years.
Defensive-Driving Training Course
Your first step is to register for the Maricopa Community College online driver training course by going to the following PeopleSoft website https://hr.dist.maricopa.edu/psp/employeeAccess/?cmd=login. After you have entered the required information click on Self Serve, Learning Development, and then Request Training Enrollment. From there choose course number 001124 and view available sessions.
You will receive an email within 24 hours with directions on how to login to the system to complete your training.
If you have questions or problems, feel free to contact Sara McCarthy at 480.731.8618.
- Be sure that you log into BlackBoard using Internet Explorer or FireFox at https://ecourses.maricopa.edu/webapps.login/
- Enter your username and password. Your username will be your Enterprise ID. For directions on how to view, your Enterprise ID: (http://www.maricopa.edu/training/pdf/EnterpriseID.pdf).
- Your password will be the same as your email password.
- Click on the course (under My Courses) in which you have registered.
- Follow the directions on the starting page
- 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. Please complete an online evaluation within Blackboard to offer your feedback on the course.
Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) Review
- Sign a Motor Vehicle
Record and Driving History Release Form (also available from
your Public Safety 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
- 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, Public Safety will notify you. See Conditions for Disqualification from
Operating a District Vehicle (also available from your Public
|| Scott Meek
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.