Basic Driver Safety Program

Supervisors of Drivers


"Supervisors" for this purpose are described as faculty or staff responsible for authorizing drivers and the use of vehicles on behalf of Western for official state business. It is understood that individuals with this authority may or may not meet the state's technical definition of "supervisor" per WAC 251-01-395. This authority may be delegated by the expected supervisor to another individual within a department, but delegation does not remove accountability.

It is recommended that supervisors of drivers become familiar with the following:

  1. Supervisor’s Responsibilities for Drivers. This is an overview of your responsbilities.
  2. The Basic Driver Safety Program for Drivers. With your authorization, drivers may complete the program on their own, or you may choose to assist your drivers with completion of the program in a classroom setting or one-on-one.
  3. Determine which drivers meet the criteria for Specified Drivers. You and your Specific Driver have additional requirements.

    NOTE: The completed checklist(s) should be kept in your departmental files for the duration of the driver’s driving responsibilities at Western. The driver is only required to complete this program once in the individual’s driving career at Western, unless the individual becomes a Specified Driver.

Official State Documents for supervisors reference

State SAAM Chapter 12 - Transportation
State SAAM Chapter 10 - Travel

Page Updated 01.03.2014