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In exchange for the use of this car, I agree to the following terms and conditions:  

1. The undersigned, hereinafter referred to as “DRIVER,” agrees to indemnify and hold harmless Cherokee County, Texas, Cherokee Count Airport, its elected official, directors, managers, officers, employees, and agents, from and against any and all damages, loss, theft, or destruction of the Courtesy Vehicle (Vehicle) being provided to DRIVER by the County and against all losses, liabilities, damages, injuries, claims, demands, proceedings, costs, and expenses of every kind and nature, including reasonable attorney’s fees and disbursements arising out of and in connection with the DRIVER’s use and operation of the Vehicle.

2. It is further agreed by the DRIVER that the County shall not be responsible or accountable for any of the following: 
a) property damage
b) personal injury(ies)
c) loss of business

3. The DRIVER is the only person authorized to drive the Vehicle and agrees to operate the Vehicle with reasonable care and diligence and to follow all applicable laws of the State of Texas and Cherokee County.

4. Driver also agrees to all requirements and restrictions detailed in the Airport Courtesy Vehicle Policy. A violation of any of the foregoing is a breach of this Agreement.

5. Every effort is made to keep the Vehicle maintained and in good operating condition; however, the County does not guarantee the condition of the vehicle. The County has no obligation to provide an alternate vehicle or make alternate transportation available. Please report any maintenance or operational issues to Airport staff.

6. Use of the Vehicle without a properly executed Airport Courtesy Vehicle Use Agreement will constitute “unauthorized use of a motor vehicle” and could be prosecuted as such.

Signing this form certifies that he/she has a valid driver’s license and will comply with any restrictions to which that license is subject. This agreement remains in force for any, and all subsequent use of any Cherokee County Airport Courtesy Car or loaned vehicle by the below signed.


The Courtesy Vehicle (Vehicle) can be utilized by any fly-in visitor to the Cherokee County Airport, provided: 
The driver has a valid drivers license issued in the United States. 
The driver has a valid automobile insurance policy.
The driver signs the Airport Courtesy Vehicle Agreement, which indemnifies and holds the County harmless from all liability during the use of the Vehicle.
The driver is over the age of 21.

Use of the Vehicle is restricted by the following: 
Only the individuals providing a driver’s license are allowed to operate the vehicle.
While using the vehicle, the driver must follow all applicable laws of the State of Texas and Cherokee County.
The driver must not operate the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol or any other substance that may impair driving ability.
The driver must refrain from the use of a cellular phone while operating the vehicle.
No smoking is allowed in the vehicle. 
Occupants of the vehicle are required to wear seatbelts at any time the vehicle is used. 
The number of passengers may not exceed the number of seatbelts.
The vehicle is not allowed to leave the boundaries of Cherokee County without written consent from Cherokee County.

Additional Responsibility: 
In case of an accident during use of the vehicle where there are injuries, the user should call 911.
In case of an accident or any vehicle damage during use of the vehicle, and where there are no injuries, the driver must notify Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office at 903-683-2271. Please advise law enforcement that you are operating a County-owned vehicle, and they will dispatch an officer to complete an accident report.
Immediately after notifying law enforcement, you must notify the Airport Manager at 903-586-8219 as to the nature of the accident or damage that has occurred to the vehicle. 
Drivers are solely responsible for any legal action which relates to their use of the vehicle, including moving violations, parking tickets, lawsuits, and repair costs for any damages.
Users are responsible for any damages to the vehicle during the time that they are in possession of the vehicle.
The driver is responsible for returning the vehicle key to the airport office. If Cherokee County does not receive the vehicle key from the driver, a $500 replacement key charge will be invoiced to the driver, and the driver will be responsible for paying the replacement key charge within 15 days of invoice receipt.


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