Risk management

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Report a state driver, vehicle or possible misuse

Would you like to file a report about the driver or a state vehicle? Below is the form used to collect information about incidents relating to state drivers or vehicles. Please complete as much of the form as you can. Incomplete forms may delay processing your report. If you have questions or need assistance, please call DAS RM at 503-373-7475.
 

Most frequent are reports about how a state vehicle is being driven. Calls tell us about state vehicles exceeding the speed limit, failing to signal lane changes, following too close, failing to yield right-of-way or other driving behavior that could lead to a crash.

Poor driving habits are precludes to crashes. Little thing we don't notice anymore about our driving turn deadly in the wrong circumstances. Most people report they are "good" drivers; it's everyone else out there. Those poor habits are noticed by others when it's an E-plate speeding, following too close or failing to signal.

Citations including photo-radar tickets are reported through various channels. The state DOES NOT PAY for parking fines or traffic tickets. The cost is the driver's personal expense. Fines may not by requested as part of reimbursement. Moving violations are investigated in the same fashion as a citizen report.

The second category is questions related to the use of the vehicle. Citizens report E-plate cars with child passengers traveling on weekends, occupants going shopping, or the vehicle is parked at a private residence.

Most reports of misuse are unfounded. The public does not realize the variety of work performed by public employees. But some presume it is an "example" of "government waste." It is important to be able to respond and inform the public about the work we do.

For state drivers:

  • ​Drive in a manner that does not attract attention
  • Use state vehicles only as allowed by statute and rule.
  • Drive defensively to protect self, passengers and other road users
For Managers:
  •  Identify and correct deficiencies related to driving and vehicle use.
  • Spot-check overall agency driving safety and vehicle use programs.
  • Improve driving performance and public perception​



Contact Risk Management:

 
Mailing address:
     PO Box 12009
     Salem, Oregon 97309
 
Phone: 503-373-7475
Fax: 503-373-7337​