Expectations of All Drivers Participating in EPIC Events

Expectations of All Drivers

We are deeply appreciative of the many volunteers who drive to our hikes, campouts and events!  Safety is a very important to us and helps to ensure more inclusive events. We ask all drivers to read and understand the following protocol.

EPIC’s expects that all volunteer drivers will have:

  • A valid Driver’s License and is over 21 years of age.
  • Insurance coverage with California minimum standards.
  • By volunteering to drive for an EPIC event, you agree to the following:
  • I am offering my services to EPIC without compensation. I understand that my participation is voluntary and EPIC has not imposed time constraints, route requirements or provided any approval of my personal vehicle’s condition or my driving ability. Even if EPIC suggests a route or meet-up time, I will use my judgement as to what roads, conditions and timing feels safe.
  • My personal vehicle used to transport EPIC volunteers is properly maintained and in good working condition, with as many passenger seat belts as passengers. I, and all passengers, will wear seat belts at all times.
  • I will obey all applicable traffic and parking regulations, ordinances, and laws.
  • I will not talk on my cell phone, text message or operate any electronic equipment while driving the vehicle. I will park the car in a safe location to receive or make a cell phone call.
  • My insurance provides primary coverage in case of an accident. EPIC does not cover, nor is responsible for, comprehensive and collision damage to my vehicle, damage to any property involved in a collision or bodily injury to me or any of my passengers.
  • If I am involved in a motor vehicle accident while on EPIC business involving personal injury to any party I will notify the EPIC staff person organizing the event.