Defensive Driving

Welcome to the Defensive Driving Informational Page.  Listed below are instructions to everything you need involving defensive driving.

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Driving a vehicle has its inherent risks. The Defensive Driving Program is a state requirement developed to provide instruction to individuals for driving safely.


• All State employees (staff/faculty/volunteer/student employee) who drive a vehicle on official State business must successfully complete the Department of General Services approved Defensive Drivers Training (DDT) course at least once every four years. Further, the CSU Vehicle Use Guidebook requires that each employee satisfactorily complete an approved Defensive Driving course and maintain a good driving record.


• A University vehicle is defined as a motorized device for land transportation owned, leased, or rented by the University, State or any State agency, including and not limited to automobiles, trucks, golf carts, etc.


• Current Defensive Driving certification is required for an employee to collect reimbursement for rental car expenses and for mileage while driving a personal vehicle. Drivers must also have a valid driver’s license and appropriate insurance coverage. 


• University Police serves as the initial point of contact for accident reporting.



Contact Information
RM&S is located in Craven Hall 4700

Program Administrator
Regina Frasca
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Administrative Assistant
Heather Zarnesky
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