Automobile

All accidents or incidents involving University vehicles/drivers and University business rentals must be reported. Complete and email a Vehicle Accident Report Form, including photos of both vehicles damage, within 24-48 hours to:

  1. Office of Risk Management, email to allclaims@cfo.pitt.edu

  2. Department Supervisor

  3. and the responsible department for managing repairs

    Fleet Management or Fax 412-648-2200, Athletics Administration, UPPD Motorcycles, Regional Campus, etc. 

Contact University of Pittsburgh Police or Regional Campus Security when accidents occur on or near campus at the time of the accident. In the event an accident involves injury or death of any person, or damage to any vehicle where it cannot be driven, immediately contact the nearest Police Department.

Use of personal vehicles are discouraged by University policy, and the driver’s personal insurance is primary.

Training

Employees with Automobile claims may be required to take additional Driver Safety training.

This session can be accessed through EduRisk’s Learning Portal.

At the site, scroll down to register and follow the appropriate prompts concerning obtaining a password.

Once you have successfully logged into the site, there are several trainings offered, which are listed in alphabetical order. Tab to the right to find the Driver Safety session.

This training course takes approximately 45 minutes to complete. It shares tips for proper preparation, good driving habits, and eliminating distractions. There is an examination at the end of the course, which requires that at least 80% response accuracy to pass.  

Frequently Asked Questions - Automobile

If I use my personal vehicle for University business, does the University provide any insurance if my vehicle is damaged?

Use of personal vehicles for University business is strongly discouraged because the University's automobile insurance program does not provide physical damage (collision or comprehensive) coverage for any damage sustained to an employees' personal vehicle. The employee is also responsible for any deductible and premium increase as a result of any accident.

When using a personal vehicle on University business, the owner of the vehicle must carry automobile liability insurance. The owner's automobile liability insurance coverage is primary coverage. The University's automobile liability insurance policy provides excess coverage only.

Please refer to University Policy 05-07-01 for additional information and clarification.

What are the University's guidelines on cell phone use while driving?

It is illegal in Pennsylvania to use your cell phone while driving to send or receive texts, emails, or messages of any kind. Further, it is strongly recommended that you not make or receive phone calls for any reason while driving. Let your incoming call go into voice mail or wait to make a call until your trip is finished or you can pull over to stop in a safe place. Operating a motor vehicle requires the driver's constant attention. Anything that distracts the driver dramatically increases the risk of an accident.