Authorized Passengers in State Vehicles

In compliance with state rules and regulations, “only state employees and persons reasonably engaged in ‘official state business’ are allowed to ride in a state vehicle.” Family members and friends of employees may not ride in state vehicles. Pets are not to be transported in state vehicles. If a student is a state employee, the student may drive a state vehicle to perform assigned “official state business” functions for which the renting department has hired the student.