ADMINISTRATION: RISK MANAGEMENT AND TORT DEFENSE DIVISION: DRIVER REQUIREMENTS


Published: 2008-04-11

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2.6.205    DRIVER REQUIREMENTS

(1) Nonprobationary employees required to drive as part of their job who have accumulated 12 or more conviction points according to the schedule specified in 61-11-203, MCA, over the most recent 36 months may not drive a state vehicle or personal vehicle for state business until having successfully completed a certified safe driver course approved by the RMTD and received authorization to drive from their agency head and RMTD. State employee drivers who have accumulated 15 or more conviction points according to the schedule specified in 61-11-203, MCA, may not drive a state vehicle or a personal vehicle for state business until the accumulated point total is less than 12 within the past 36 months.

(2) Nonprobationary employees who have accumulated 18 or more points in the immediately preceding 36 months may not drive a state vehicle or a personal vehicle for state business until two years have passed during which they have not accumulated any conviction points according to the schedule specified in 61-11-203, MCA, have successfully completed a certified safe driver course approved by RMTD, and received authorization to drive from their agency head and RMTD.

(3) A state employee required to drive as part of the employee's job shall report any single driving infraction of five or more conviction points according to the schedule in 61-11-203, MCA, accumulated while driving a state vehicle or a personal vehicle for state business to the employee's supervisor within ten days of conviction.

(4) A state employee required to drive as part of the employee's job shall report an accumulation of conviction points of 12 or more according to the schedule in 61-11-203, MCA, for the past 36 months immediately preceding the infraction, whether accumulated while driving a state vehicle, a personal vehicle for state business, or accumulated while driving a motor vehicle for any purpose within ten days of the accumulation of 12 or more points to the employee's supervisor.

(5) Authorized drivers are responsible for promptly paying all penalties following the court procedures established for contesting citations.

(6) The above requirements also apply to those individuals authorized to drive under the conditions listed in ARM 2.6.205.

(7) The requirements specified in this rule apply to conviction points received after October 12, 2001.

(8) An agency has the authority to restrict employees otherwise authorized as drivers from using state vehicles when it knows they are unsafe drivers from means other than the accumulation of conviction points.

History: 2-17-424, MCA; IMP, 2-9-201, 2-9-305, 2-17-424, MCA; NEW, 2001 MAR p. 2013, Eff. 10/12/01; AMD, 2008 MAR p. 614, Eff. 4/11/08.