The increasing dynamics of campus transportation services must be fulfilled by increasing driver competence in terms of expertise, skills, traffic law ethics, and physical and mental readiness. The prerequisite for driver allocation is always to provide excellent service, including service aspects and vehicle working conditions. Transportation services include public transportation within the campus, assistance, and emergency services for all UGM academics and lecture guests. Therefore, to improve driving skills and proficiency for driver officers, especially large bus drivers, in terms of expertise, skills, traffic law ethics, and preparation for physical and mental conditions, the Directorate of Human Resources (DSDM) UGM organizes Driving Safety Training and Certification (Safety Driving) for Big Vehicle in 2022. The training and certification were attended by 10 participants who came from the work unit of the Directorate of Assets and the Rector Secretary; they are drivers who have had many hours of flying but are still not skilled at driving large buses. The training was held on 22-23 November 2022.
Most of the training activities took the form of driving practice, starting with the formulation of material presentation activities related to safety and smart driving by the Directorate of Traffic for the Special Region of Yogyakarta Police. The material includes Traffic Laws, Traffic Ethics, and Driving Simulations in Special Conditions (VVIP, Emergency, and Cambodia Escort). The driving simulation was carried out in the East Parking Area of Maguwoharjo Stadium, Depok, Sleman, and then around the city of Yogyakarta with direct assistance from the Highway Patrol Directorate of Traffic of the Special Region of Yogyakarta Police. One participant stated, “The HR [Directorate] provides opportunities for employees to have the ability to improve our performance. Thank you for the opportunities and training that are always provided by the HR [Directorate] to support the smooth running of our work at UGM in particular.” (DSDM/Rista)