October 15, 2020
Recurring Driving Records – Something to Strongly Consider.
Kansas City Ordinance prohibits operating a motorized vehicle – including electric scooters – while intoxicated. The ordinance also requires electric scooters to be driven on the street, not on sidewalks. Read an example here.
So, whether you maintain a fleet of company trucks, or have employees that drive company or personal vehicles on company business, driving records are a critical element in mitigating your organization’s legal risk.
Driving records will report any moving violations, suspensions, revocations, or expirations on your employee or applicant’s driver’s license but a pre-employment report may not be the only answer.
Consider Monthly Monitoring – an automated program that provides any status change about your driver each month or Annual Rechecks – a program designed to update driving records on each authorized driver coinciding with liability insurance renewals.
And further… not every state considers driving-related offenses, such as DUI or DWI, as criminal records. Therefore, in many states, a driving record may have alcohol or drug-related traffic offenses while maintaining a “clear” criminal record.
Driving Records are critical in mitigating your company-related driving risk. It may not be wise to rely solely on drivers to self-report incidents or actions against their licenses. Reviewing post-employment driving records helps to ensure that your drivers continue to maintain a valid license and safe-driving habits. Your organization’s insurance policy represents a deeper pocket should a business-related accident occur. Mitigate your risk with a formal recheck program.
This information has been prepared by Validity Screening Solutions for informational purposes only and is not legal advice. The content is intended for general information purposes only, and you are urged to consult a lawyer concerning your own situation and any specific legal questions you may have.