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Driving Policy

Introduction

Safety is our number one priority at the Naperville site. Few places put the safety of individuals more at risk than when driving a car or walking in a parking lot.  Overall, we need to work on improving our driving behaviors on site.

The most common Naperville site traffic violations are:

1. Failure to observe stop signs
2. Use of cell phones, hands-free devices, and two-way radios while driving
3. Illegal parking
4. Speeding 


The Policy

This policy applies to all motor vehicle usage within BP’s Naperville campus. It applies to BP employees and BP contractors.

Moving Violations

Enforcement of Naperville Campus Driving Policy:

  • 1st violation within any 12-month period - Security will issue an e-mail to the driver identifying the safety rule that was broken along with date and time of occurrence. The driver will also be informed that their supervisor will be notified if another moving violation occurs within the next 12 months.
  • 2nd violation within any 12-month period - Security will issue e-mails to the driver and that person’s supervisor identifying the driving rule that was broken and reminding the driver that this was the second violation for the year. The e-mail will require the driver to watch a driving safety video in the security office. If the video is not viewed within one month of notification, the driver’s personal identification badge will be deactivated for use in opening the gates and building doors. A reminder e-mail will be sent to the driver 48 hours before the badge deactivation.
  • 3 or more violations within any 12-month period – The driver will be immediately notified of their 3rd violation and the driver’s badge will be deactivated 24 hours after the notification. The driver’s badge can only be re-activated by a letter from the driver’s supervisor and permission from the Naperville site manager.

Disciplinary outcomes for all driving infractions are the responsibility of management at the Naperville campus.

Parking Violations

“No parking” signs are located throughout the site for either safety reasons or to allow visitors to park in more convenient areas. Please review the Naperville parking map.  If an employee or contractor parks in a “no parking” zone, Security will issue a parking ticket and secure it to the windshield wiper of the driver’s vehicle. Security will keep a record of such tickets. After the third parking offense within a year, a large sticker will be applied to the illegally parked vehicle window alerting the driver and others of their violation. If the offense occurs a fourth time within a year, the driver’s personal identification badge will be deactivated for use in opening the gates and building doors. The driver’s badge can only be re-activated by a letter from his or her supervisor and permission from the site manager.

What Security Will Do:

Security has the authority to issue notices when they observe violations. Security will identify offending drivers and implement the driving policy enforcement activities described above.

If an employee calls in a traffic violation, security will identify the individual by license plate number and communicate with that person regarding the observation. The identity of the employee reporting the violation will be kept confidential and will not be revealed to the identified driver. Employee-reported traffic incidents will not be used when implementing the driving policy enforcement activities above.

What You Can Do:

If an employee witnesses someone violating a driving rule, it is generally best to comment politely on that behavior at the time of the incident. Experience has shown that this is by far the most effective way to handle safety violations provided that the matter is handled appropriately. Next time you ride with someone from the site and observe a violation, you should feel comfortable providing a 'gentle reminder' of the preferred safe behavior. Conversely, if someone comments on your driving, you should be thankful that someone cares enough about your safety to provide a comment.

Of course, this is not always possible especially if you are a pedestrian, thus employees have the right and are encouraged to report moving violations including license plate numbers to Security at 630-420-4431. Employee-reported traffic incidents will not result in tickets being issued by security.

If an employee witnesses site security personnel violating a driving rule, the employee should report the violation to the BP Regional Security Manager who is currently Charlie Kerbs at 630-420-4420.

In addition, IRIS is the company tracking system for reporting near miss incidences such as traffic violations. Employees should log these incidences for reporting as well as report them to Naperville Security for immediate action. 

The Standard - Risk Assessment -  Driving Safety Standard (DSS)

The purpose of the Risk Assessment  - Driving Safety Standard (DSS) is to determine whether BP Employees who wish to drive their own non-conforming (to the DSS) vehicle on company business between company locations should be allowed to do so, and what, if any, additional cautions need to be taken to mitigate any additional risks posed.


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