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Rules set up for those who drive Scott County vehicles

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

BENTON -- Driving Scott County's vehicles now requires following the rules.

County Commissioners adopted a policy for the use of county-owned vehicles and equipment during their regular meeting Tuesday.

"It goes along with our personnel policy," said Jamie Burger, presiding commissioner. "It's a policy that we need to have in place so people know the dos and don'ts, so people that are issued vehicles that are county owned or drive vehicles that are county owned know what we expect based on these guidelines."

For starters, "only authorized people are allowed in the vehicles," said Dennis Ziegenhorn, county commissioner.

Drivers "are expected to exercise due diligence in driving safely" and follow all applicable laws, according to the policy, including wearing seat belts.

Security of all vehicles and equipment as well as contents "should be maintained to the greatest extent possible, including removal of keys from parked vehicles and equipment."

The employee is responsible for driving infractions and any fines that result from their driving.

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