Traveling by Car
Driving a personal or rented vehicle on university business can present unique risks to both IU and the traveler. This page provides important details on driving requirements, IU insurance policies, and what to do in the event of accident.
Motor Vehicle Record Check
University policy requires IU faculty and staff to provide Indiana University authorization to conduct a Motor Vehicle Record (MVR) check and provide all information needed to conduct the check, prior to driving on any university related business. Driving on university business will be prohibited if authorization to conduct a MVR check is not given.
Personal Car Stipulations
The traveler is responsible for any personal vehice expenses incurred beyond standard fuel or mileage reimbursment. For example:
- The university does not reimburse for flat tires, dead batteries, or other vehicle repairs.
- The university does not reimburse speeding or parking tickets, or any other violations.
Rental Car Insurance
The Indiana University Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims carries blanket insurance coverage for all IU business vehicle rentals. This coverage extends throughout the United States and to most foreign countries. A list of countries where individual insurance is still required, and relevant details, can be found on the Office of Insurance, Loss Control & Claims website.
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