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Defensive Driving


Any “Driver” (student, faculty, staff, volunteer, contractor, or norbertine) who plans on driving a St. Norbert College-owned, leased or rented vehicle (for road use) under the name of St. Norbert College, must complete the SNC Driving/MVR Registration form so their respective Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) can be reviewed. You must be at least 18 years old to drive a St. Norbert College-owned, leased, or rented vehicle.  Students will be required to complete an online Defensive Driving course.

15 passenger vans can be driven by employees only.  Students or Student employees are prohibited from driving 15 or more passenger types of vehicles.

Individuals required to have a Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) for their job are handled and subject to the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations (FMCSRs) and policies set forth in the SNC Safety Fleet Safety Management Program (FSMP).


Students -  Those who are employees will be assigned Defensive Driving training on-line through Workday (upon hire in an eligible position) while those students who are not employees will be assigned Defensive Driving Training directly through Vector Solutions manually.  Students must complete the course and have a “passing” grade.

All Drivers - MVRs must be obtained and approved prior to operating a motor vehicle for St. Norbert College by completing the SNC Driving/MVR Registration Form.

Drivers shall have their MVR reviewed every 4 years.  The following process will be used by St. Norbert College to review MVRs:

  1. Verify that the “Driver” has a current and valid drivers license.
  2. Verify the MVR does not violate the guidelines below.  The defensive driving registration information includes: current driver license (file number and state of issuance), permanent address, date of birth, as well as authorization to run a MVR. 

A “Driver” is considered “unacceptable” if the MVR includes:

  1. One or more “Type A” driving violations in the past 4 years.
  2. Two or more “Type B” violations in the past 4 years.
  3. Three or more “Type C” violations in the past 4 years


“Type A” Violations examples

  • Driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • Refusing to take a substance test
  • Driving with an open container
  • Reckless/Careless Driving
  • Hit and Run or failure to stop after an accident
  • Fleeing or evading police
  • Resisting Arrest?
  • Major Speeding (20 or more MPH over limit)
  • Driving with a license suspended or revoked/Multiple license suspensions
  • Vehicular assault or homicide

“Type B” Violations examples

  • Speeding (less than 20 MPH over limit)
  • Improper lane change
  • Failure to yield
  • Failure to obey traffic signals or sign
  • Minor Accident
  • Having a license suspended in the past related to moving violations

“Type C” Violations examples

  • Defective Equipment
  • Oversize or overweight load
  • Operating without required equipment or warnings
  • Not “at-fault” accident

If a “Driver” is considered unacceptable, Human Resources will have final say if the “Driver” will be granted driving privileges.


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