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DAS Fleet Risk Management

The Department of Administrative Services administers the State of Iowa’s vehicle self-insurance program. This includes investigation, negotiation and settlement of all liability, collision and comprehensive claims, development of loss control policies and programs, and establishment of an insurance premium charged to state agencies. Our goal is to reduce the potential of injury to both state employees and others who travel the roadways with us and reduce the cost of automobile accident claims. Successful efforts allow us to charge a substantially reduced insurance premium to state agencies.

As part of an ongoing safety and loss control program, all people who drive state vehicles or who operate their personal vehicle for state business must possess a valid drivers license. The Department, working closely with the Department of Transportation, reviews driving histories and takes remedial action in certain situations. Travel reimbursements, current assignment of vehicles and use of pool cars, and accident reports are sources of information on risk of loss and liability.

Refer to Iowa Administrative Code 11 IAC 103 for State Employee Driving Guidelines.


Accidents and Repairs

 

Defensive Driving Classes

In the event of an accident or incident resulting in vehicle damage, drivers must follow the instructions provided on the insurance card and Vehicle Accident Reporting Procedures packet in the vehicle’s glove box after notifying the DAS Fleet Services Risk manager (immediately or within 24 hours following an incident).

Vehicle Accident Report Procedures and Form (pdf)
NEW Auto Body Shops (Map)

 

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.