Safe driving

Overview

Find out more about what is expected of you when driving a government vehicle.


Driver conduct

In accordance with the Victorian Public Service Code of Conduct, the Occupational Health and Safety Act and the Road Safety Act, if you are driving a government vehicle, you must exhibit appropriate driving behaviour and safe driving practice.

You must take reasonable care for your health and safety, and for the health and safety of passengers and other road users.

Driver training

A vehicle provided for business use is considered to be both plant and a workplace.

Employers must establish internal safety policies and procedures, and provide information, instruction, education and supervision where possible to ensure compliance with applicable legislation and the health and safety of employees and others.

Employers are therefore responsible for ensuring that employees are qualified to drive the required vehicles and for the provision of appropriate driver training.

Employees requiring driver training should contact their supervisor.