Motor Vehicle Accident Prevention and Reporting

Motor Vehicle Accident Report

Any WTAMU employee involved in an accident while operating a university-owned vehicle must complete the attached Motor Vehicle Accident Report (MVAR) and send to the Risk Management Office within 24 hours of the accident.

Download the Motor Vehicle Accident Report

Also send any police reports and additional supplemental information to the Risk Management Office, as soon as possible.


Approval to Drive University Vehicles

Submit an approval form to be added to the University approved drivers list. 


The A&M System Auto & Motorized Vehicle Insurance

The Texas A&M University System auto and motorized vehicle coverage does not cover any loss for accidents involving personal use. A state-owned fleet vehicle should not be used for personal reasons and would likewise not be covered.

Regarding students, student groups, or any users of WTAMU vehicles, the A&M System has no liability coverage unless they are WTAMU employees in course and scope of employment. 

All state vehicles need to have the following letter of financial responsibility from the Texas Attorney General's Office included in the vehicle at all times:

AG Financial Responsibility Letter

As a state entity, West Texas A&M University has an obligation and responsibility to ensure employees using automobiles for state business are appropriately licensed and safe drivers. Please refer to the following Vehicle Driver Guidelines for additional information.


Mobile Equipment

Departments that use or house utility vehicles, golfcarts, tractors, forklifts, riding mowers, or any other type of mobile-vehicle equipment, need to have a 16" x 14" triangle safety emblem attached to the rear (see picture below).

Golf cart driver training is also provided through the Old Sub Building Safety Office, and all drivers must be approved, paid employees of WTAMU to drive.