The University Vehicle Safety Inspection Policy is hereby established in the interest of vehicle, occupant, and highway safety. This policy responds to:

  • The NU Board of Regents General Policy - University Injury and Illness Prevention Program (RP-6.3.5).
  • Nebraska Revised Statues, Chapter 60, Section 6, which generally requires motor vehicles to have operational safety features.
  • National Highway Traffic Safety Association, Highway Safety Program Guideline No. 1, which requires at least annual motor vehicle inspection of systems, subsystems, and components having substantial relation to safe vehicle performance.

All University of Nebraska-Lincoln owned/leased/donated/licensed motor vehicles must undergo and pass an annual vehicle safety inspection. New current model year vehicles are not subject to this policy for 12-months following acquisition.

Vehicles in the Lincoln area are to be inspected by ASE certified technicians at University Fleet Management. Unless pre-authorized by University Fleet Management, safety inspections performed by vendors in Lincoln NE will not be accepted.

University Fleet Management maintains a service provider listing for vehicle inspection outside of the Lincoln area. Safety Inspections are to be performed by ASE certified technicians at facilities under contract to the University of Nebraska. All vehicle inspections are to be conducted and recorded in accordance with the University Vehicle Safety Inspection Form, available from University Fleet Management. Copies of completed forms are to be forwarded to and maintained by University Fleet Management. Vehicles failing the safety inspection are not to be operated until the defects are corrected and a satisfactory safety inspection is completed. Vehicles not inspected, or failing safety inspection and not taken out of service, will result in higher liability insurance assessments for the department.

Deans, Directors Department Heads/Chairs of the departments to which vehicles are registered are responsible to ensure compliance with this policy. Inspection cost will be the responsibility of the owning department.