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DAS Fleet Services - Defensive Driving Classes

Per 11 IAC 103.8, each state driver who is assigned a state vehicle or drives a state or private vehicle on state business at least 5,000 miles per year shall attend a Defensive Driving or Driver Improvement course every three years.

Defensive Driving classes are sponsored jointly by the Department of Administrative Services, Iowa Safety Council, and Department of Public Safety.

  • Employees who are newly assigned to a state vehicle should attend the next available Defensive Driving class.

  • Defensive Driving classes may be required (at the driver’s agency expense) to restore fleet privileges. All drivers must notify their appropriate agency personnel and DAS Fleet Services immediately if their driver’s license has been revoked, suspended, or restricted. The driver must also report any citations received while operating state-owned motor vehicles. The Department of Administrative Services (DAS), in conjunction with the Human Resources Enterprise (HRE), may terminate state vehicle driving privileges in these instances.

  • Any drivers who have been issued a traffic citation or who have been involved in an automobile accident, which was totally or partially caused by their negligence, must attend the next available Defensive Driving class at the driver’s agency’s expense (costs will be included on monthly eDAS billings). For a complete of list qualifying incidents, refer to IAC 11-103.12.  

Upcoming Defensive Driving Courses Schedule:

  • August 7, 2018               Iowa State Patrol, District 5 office, Cherokee (FULL)   
  • August 8, 2018               Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines (FULL) 
  • August 22, 2018              Iowa State Patrol, District 11 office, Cedar Rapids (FULL)                  
  • September 13, 2018         Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines (FULL)
  • September 18, 2018         Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines
  • September 20, 2018         Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines (FULL) 
  • September 26, 2018         Iowa State Patrol, District 5 office, Cherokee 
  • October 10, 2018             Iowa State Patrol, District 3 office, Council Bluffs   
  • October 11, 2018             Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines (FULL) 
  • October 17, 2018             Iowa State Patrol, District 11 office, Cedar Rapids 
  • October 23, 2018             Iowa State Patrol, District 11 office, Cedar Rapids (FULL)  
  • October 25, 2018             Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines (FULL) 
  • November 20, 2018          Iowa State Patrol, District 1 office, Des Moines (FULL) 

All classes are scheduled from 8:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. For registration or more information, contact DPS Lt. Regina Clemens (515-725-6099).


DAS Fleet Services - 109 S.E. 13th St., Des Moines, IA 50319