Slow Moving Vehicle Regulations    

Safe Operations Training 

Employees  may search Train Traq for course # 2112892: Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) Training for TAMU Galveston. 


Non-employees may access the training through the External Training Gateway.  

Below are instructions for non employees 


2.     You will be prompted to type in your e-mail address and a password.  You do not have to use a Texas A&M University email.  Please contact Tina Pennington for the password at 

3.     You will see a list of courses.  Scroll through the page to find Course 2112892, Slow Moving Vehicle (SMV) Training for TAMU Galveston. Click Start.

4.     You will be prompted to provide some information about yourself, such as your name, employer, and how you heard about this course.  Click Save.

5.     Click Start Course.

6.     When you have completed the course, an email will be sent to the email entered at the beginning of the course.  The email will contain a link which will allow you to print a completion certificate for the course. Save a copy for your records and send a copy to your supervisor. 

Safe Operation Procedures – Texas A&M University - Galveston

  1. Familiarize yourself with the controls used to start, brake, accelerate, and backup the SMV.

  2. Never operate the SMV under the influence of drugs or alcohol. If taking prescribed medication that causes drowsiness or other impairment, tell your supervisor and do not drive the SMV.

  3. Secure and properly store all equipment and supplies to prevent objects from falling out or striking people.

  4. Never smoke or use cell phones, headphones or other devices that could limit hearing or cause a distraction while operating the SMV.

  5. Never overload the SMV, i.e. carrying more passengers than seating provided or overloading the vehicle’s recommended carrying or load capacity (Seat belts must be used when provided). No one is permitted to ride on the running boards, fenders, or any other part of the SMV except the seats.

  6. Keep all body parts – feet, legs, and arms - inside the SMV while in motion, unless the operator is signaling for a turn.

  7. Operator must adhere to all traffic laws and signs, including posted speed limits.

  8. When moving through congested areas, especially at class change, speed should be no faster than pedestrians walking in the same area. Exercise extra caution at blind corners and areas with heavy pedestrian and bicycle traffic. Reduce speed to compensate for inclines, corners, bumps/rough terrain, pedestrians, and especially on wet/icy conditions. Pedestrians have the right-of-way on campus sidewalks. SMVs must yield to pedestrians on sidewalks.

  9. When operated on sidewalks and grass areas the MAXIMUM speed limit for a SMV is 5 mph. The SMV must yield to pedestrian on sidewalks and follow pedestrian no closer than 10’.

  10. SMV operators must be diligent and pay particular attention to the needs of disabled persons, as limitations in vision, hearing or mobility may impair their ability to see, hear, or move out of the way of SMV.

  11. SMV operators must not block paths, limit pedestrian access on walkways, nor park at entrances to buildings.

  12. Carts are required to abide by orders/directions from University Police and Environmental Health and Safety Department.

  13. Remove keys from SMV when unattended.

  14. Engage the brake when SMV is not occupied.

  15. Operator must report any accidents to their immediate supervisor.

  16. Motor vehicle accidents must be reported to University Police.

  17. If the SMV is not operating properly, park in a safe location, remove the key and any valuables, and notify your supervisor immediately.

Parking, Routes and Access – Texas A&M University - Galveston

  1. When using SMVs on TAMUG property, use roadways as the primary route for traveling. SMVs may be operated on sidewalks and plazas, but the operator must use extreme caution. The speed limit for SMVs in these locations is 5 mph.
  2. The university may prohibit or further restrict use of SMVs in designated areas and/or times.

  3. SMVs must follow the direction of traffic.

  4. Avoid driving on lawns unless performing landscape or other maintenance in that area. Landscape should not be used for “short cuts”. If wet, do not drive on lawns.

  5. When in crosswalks, pedestrians have the right of way and SMV drivers need to take extra care to ensure they are seen by others before proceeding. SMVs must not be parked where they block vehicular, pedestrian or bicycle traffic, flower beds, building entrances and exits, fire department connections, wheelchair ramps or curb cuts, or any other location that may present a hazard. Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Fire/Life Safety Code compliance must be followed.

  6. Gas powered SMV s should only be stored inside buildings with the approval of the EHS department to make sure it is safe to store inside the building as well as compliance with NFPA.

  7. Electric vehicles must be recharged at designated locations. Use of extension cords from inside buildings is prohibited.

  8. SMV must be safely stored when not in use.


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