Vehicle Travel

Statistically, driving to and from program activity sites is significantly more dangerous than participating in the activity itself except in rare and unusual circumstances. To address that risk, supervisors are encouraged to coordinate organized transportation to program participants and not rely on non-authorized vehicles. Drivers must have appropriate qualifications and insurance if using personal automobile and be aware of the risks of transporting others. Experience of drivers should be considered. Be aware of any environmental or road hazards and construction. Ensure vehicles are in safe working order and appropriate to the weather and road conditions. Anyone driving a vehicle (car, truck or boat) must have the appropriate license. Before setting out, the driver should inspect the vehicle and anything being towed prior to departure. Drivers should perform an informal walk-around visual inspection of vehicles, trailers, and mobile equipment at least daily.