State Vehicles and Drivers
State employees provide an array of services to Washington citizens. Many services are quickly and efficiently delivered to our citizens via the telephone and/or computer from a central or regional state office.
Why do state employees travel?
Some state services are impossible to provide without direct interaction with citizens at their locale. As a result, state employees delivering vital state services log millions of miles every year in both state and personally owned vehicles. Arriving safely is a key component of providing efficient service.
State employees promote safety on the road
Every state driver has an opportunity to promote safety on the state’s roads by adopting and displaying safe driving habits at all times that contribute to their personal safety as well as to the safety of fellow drivers and pedestrians.
How can this webpage help?
This page is intended to be a “one-stop-shopping” page dedicated to state employees who must transport themselves or others in vehicles to carry out their agency's mission. This page features statewide vehicle/driving policies, forms, education and training information, traffic safety links and more.
Safe driving videos and training
- "Safe Driving Habits: A State of Mind" - OFM produced state employee driving video
- L&I safety and health video library list for safe driving videos
- LMS Defensive Driving Courses, (available only to State employees) once you log into the LMS system, search for Defensive Driving courses
Travel on State Business
- Travel on state business
- State contract for short term car rental
- State contract for travel & purchasing card programs (airfare, lodging, meals, goods and services)
- Proof of liability insurance for Washington state agency vehicles
- State driver vehicle accident report (state form 137). This form is for use by state employees only to report their involvement in vehicle accidents while driving a state vehicle or a privately owned vehicle on state business. If your agency has contracted for accident management services through CEI, contact CEI as described in the pamphlet located in vehicle glove box. Contact your agency’s transportation officer if you are unsure whether CEI is a contracted service. All DES Motor Pool Vehicles ("M"-Plate Vehicles) are covered by the CEI contract and must be reported to CEI. SF 137 pdf form.
Statewide policies related to travel and state vehicles/drivers
- State Administrative & Accounting Manual (SAAM) Chapter 10 - Travel
- Enterprise Transportation Policy 12.30.40(13) (formerly SAAM Chapter 12)
Other Washington state links related to driving
- Washington State Department of Licensing (click on "Drivers" for driver licensing information)
- Washington State Department of Transportation
- Washington Traffic Safety Commission
- Washington State Patrol
- Washington Department of Labor and Industries - Safety
Federal government links
- National Highway Traffic Safety Administration
- National Safety Transportation Board
- Center for Disease Control (Motor Vehicle Related Injuries)
- National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
- U.S. Department of Transportation - Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration