The University of Kentucky is asking all faculty, staff, and, in some very limited cases, students who drive any motor vehicle on behalf of the University to complete a MVR Release and Information form.
I've been driving a vehicle on behalf of the University for 25 years. Why do I suddenly need to have my driving record accessed?
The purpose of the policy is to protect the University from claims of "negligent entrustment" if we allow a person with an extremely poor driving record or suspended license to drive on University business. We have a large number of vehicles and drivers and this is the most efficient way to obtain this information.
We are basically asking for only the information necessary to run an MVR. We need the name, date of birth, driver's license number, and State in order to obtain an MVR. The other information helps us keep drivers organized by college or department and determine how various situations are handled. We are obtaining only the past three years of driving history, and driving history does not include credit information, insurance information, or criminal background information.
The main thing we are looking for is suspended licenses or extremely poor driving records. We are not going to suspend driving privileges for a speeding ticket or other minor violations.
If there are any further questions please feel free to call the Risk Management Department at (859) 257-3708.