41 CFR 109-6.400-50 - Instructions to DOE passenger carrier operators.
DOE offices shall ensure that DOE employees operating Government motor vehicles are informed concerning:
(a) The statutory requirement that Government motor vehicles shall be used only for official purposes;
(b) Personal responsibility for safe driving and operation of Government motor vehicles, and for compliance with Federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and all accident reporting requirements;
(c) The need to possess a valid state, District of Columbia, or commonwealth operator's license or permit for the type of vehicle to be operated and some form of agency identification;
(d) The penalties for unauthorized use of Government motor vehicles;
(e) The prohibition against providing transportation to strangers or hitchhikers;
(f) The proper care, control and use of Government credit cards;
(g) Mandatory use of seat belts by each employee operating or riding in a Government motor vehicle;
(h) The prohibition against the use of tobacco products in GSA-Interagency Fleet Management System (IFMS) motor vehicles;
(i) Any other duties and responsibilities assigned to operators with regard to the use, care, operation, and maintenance of Government motor vehicles;
(j) The potential income tax liability when they use a Government motor vehicle for transportation between residence and place of employment; and
(k) Protection for DOE employees under the Federal Tort Claims Act when acting within the scope of their employment.