stand-down should include the following agenda
l A detailed discussion of all district vehicle
mishaps that have occurred over the last quarter and
ways they could have been prevented. ZSs will
receive this information at the quarterly traffic safety
l A thorough inspection of every vehicle by
someone from a station other than the one to which
that vehicle is normally assigned.
l At least two safety stand-downs each year
should use an outside resource such as the state
highway patrol, city police, or American Automobile
Association (AAA) representative.
l Training aids such as films and peripheral
vision and reaction-time test equipment can be
obtained from an NRD, Area, or community sources.
DRIVER EDUCATION AND
The Enlisted Navy Recruiting Orientation (ENRO)
program provides a 2-hour driver safety indoctrination.
Personnel not attending ENRO must receive an
equivalent 2-hour driver safety training program at
their command. In addition, all personnel operating
government vehicles must fulfill the following
l Pass a written examination covering traffic
regulations for the state of assignment
l Be briefed on mishap reporting procedures
l Complete a road check with the vehicle
Personnel temporarily assigned to an activity (in
programs such as the Recruiter Assistance Program
[RAP], Hometown Area Recruiting Assistance
Program [HARP], and other personnel on temporary
additional duty [TEMADD]) may be exempted from
these requirements at the discretion of the CO.
Military or civilian personnel who have been
determined to have been at fault in a traffic accident
while operating a government vehicle are required to
attend an 8-hour AAA Driver Improvement Program
(DIP) course. This course must be conducted by a
naval safety center-approved instructor.
All personnel operating government vehicles must
comply with the provisions of Issuance of Navy
Traffic Safety Program, OPNAVINST 5100.12. In
addition, the following precautions must be taken:
l No individual may operate a DOD-owned or
DOD-controlled motor vehicle while consuming or
within a period of 6 hours after consuming any
quantity of alcoholic beverages, or permit the
operation of a government motor vehicle by any other
individual who has consumed any alcoholic beverages
within 6 hours.
Consuming or permitting the
consumption of alcoholic beverages by any occupant
of a government vehicle is prohibited. Operating a
government vehicle within 6 hours of consuming any
alcoholic beverage may result in disciplinary action
and immediate removal from recruiting duties.
l The emergency/parking brake must be
engaged whenever a vehicle is left unattended.
l The driver has the responsibility for
maintaining the mechanical and cosmetic condition of
l All drivers have the right and the
responsibility to ground a vehicle that they determine
to be unsafe. No one is ever required to operate an
l When advised by local news media or the
highway patrol that roads and highways are
considered hazardous and that nonemergency travel is
not recommended, it is each drivers responsibility to
determine if conditions are safe for traveling, If a
driver is on the road and a hazardous weather
advisory is issued or if the driver determines that
further travel is unsafe, he or she should notify the
command duty officer (CDO) for authority to remain
in commercial lodging until conditions improve.
Special caution must be exercised by all drivers
during periods of adverse weather.
l Individuals are morally and legally responsible
for conducting themselves in a manner that will not
endanger or cause injury to themselves or others.
This is particularly important when operating motor
vehicles where any traffic violations or mishap