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Defensive Driving Course

Welcome to the County Portal to the online course for National This online course replaces the traditional 4 hour classroom course that has been taught for years as the primary means of complying with Countywide training requirements. Although this new course is based on the NSC 6-hour Defensive Driving Course, most individuals will complete the course in 4 to 4.5 hours.

Who Must Take this Course?

County Policy requires the following employees to complete this course once every two years.

  • Each full time and regular part-time employee whose job description includes the operation of a motor vehicle.
  • Each employee or user who has received authorization to take home a County vehicle.
  • Each large passenger van and bus driver, and drivers of vehicles requiring a CDL license.
  • Each volunteer or seasonal employee whose job duties include the operation of a motor vehicle. (See Countywide Policy 1350 § for exceptions)
  • Each user required to take a remedial driving course including: any user involved in a major accident during official use of any vehicle, and; any user involved in more than one accident between their regularly scheduled training sessions.
  • Each employee or user who submits a request for mileage reimbursement.
  • Any person authorized to use a County vehicle.

Departments will be billed $20.00 each time their employees take this course. Fleet Management oversees the use of this course and will bill agencies accordingly. Since there is a charge for this class, you MUST have your supervisor's approval before taking the course.

If you have any questions about whether you need to take the course contact either Fleet Management at (385) 468-0480 or Risk Management at (385) 468-7747.

Reporting Accidents

Before beginning this course, we wish to remind you of what to do if you are involved in a motor vehicle accident.

County drivers involved in vehicle accidents must call:

  1. Their Supervisor
  2. Frontier Adjusters (801) 254-4200 ext 10
  3. Local Law Enforcement 911

The employee’s supervisor is to report to the accident scene and with the Crawford and Company investigator shall ensure County Policies and Procedures are followed concerning citations, disabled vehicles, towing, impairment and drug/alcohol testing.

Accidents that meet one or more of the following criteria require the supervisor to take the employee to a contract facility for a drug and alcohol screen:

  • An accident involving major physical injury that requires treatment away from the scene of the accident;
  • Loss of human life;
  • Employee is cited by law enforcement for the accident;
  • There is reasonable suspicion that the employee is under the influence of drugs or alcohol.

Remember: Do not discuss the facts of the accident with anyone at the scene except the County accident investigator and the responding law enforcement officer.

Proceed with this course