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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drivers must notify their appropriate agency personnel and DAS Fleet Services immediately if their driver’s license has been revoked, suspended, or restricted.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:

  • March 15, 2018
  • April 19, 2018

All classes will be held at the Iowa State Patrol District 1 office located at 260 NW 48th Place in Des Moines with a start time of 8:30am. Please contact DPS Sergeant Scott Bright (515-725-0018) to enroll in a class.