NMSU Policy: for University Driving Permit and Vehicle Use:

In order to drive a university vehicle (licensed for highway use), the employee must obtain and retain an NMSU Driving Permit. To drive a utility (golf, electric, etc) cart on campus please see NMSU Utility Cart Safety Policy.

Generally the requirements for the permit are that the individual employee: 

    a. Must attend (or show proof of recent attendance at) a nationally sanctioned driving course, e.g. National Safety Council Defensive Driving, or by attending the Environmental Health and Safety (EH&S) Defensive Driving Class sessions (total 4 hours)

    b. Has a valid driving license (U.S. license). Note: Any employee driving a NMSU vehicle as part of their duties must immediately notify their supervisor and EH&S, if their driving license is suspended or revoked; 

    c. Maintain a good driving record  (Prospective drivers will undergo a motor vehicle records check, initially and every 3 years.  Any traffic citation for driving under the influence of intoxicating liquor or drugs, or failure to obey any applicable traffic laws while driving or occupying a state vehicle may result in suspension, denial, or revocation of the University driving permit.); and

    d. Must adhere to the requirements of the Vehicle use procedures as defined by the NMSU Transportation Council.


NMSU Defensive Driving Class Description

NMSU Defenisve Driving Class Schedule & Costs

NMSU Vehicle Use Procedures



Contact Information 
 Environmental Health& Safety: MSC-3578, P.O. Box 30001, Academic Research Bldg. C, Rm. 109
    Street delivery address: NMSU, 1620 Standley Dr., Academic Research Bldg. C, Las Cruces, NM 88003
    Training Office: Academic Research Unit C, rm110 (see map ), 
    Telephone: 575-646-3327; FAX: 575-646-7898. Website - http://www.nmsu.edu/safety
    Send email to David Shearer, EH&S (click here) with questions or comments about this web site. 
    This page was last updated on 09/21/2014