Chapter 4501-53 Motorcycle Safety and Education

4501-53-01 Definitions.

As used in this chapter

(A) "Authorized official" means any person who owns, or who maintains responsibility on behalf of an individual for, a corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, or an association for the facilities, equipment, instructors, site coordinators, and other employees of a motorcycle training provider.

(B) "Advanced rider course" or "ARC" means the advanced rider course approved by the department.

(C) "Basic rider course" or "BRC" means the basic motorcycle training course approved by the department.

(D) "Basic rider course-returning rider" or "BRC-RR" means the basic rider course for the returning rider approved by the department.

(E) "Basic rider course-two" or "BRC-2," formerly known as the "experienced rider course" or "ERC," means the basic rider course for the experienced rider approved by the department.

(F) "Chief instructor" means an instructor specially trained to conduct instructor preparation courses, instructor refresher workshops, and instructor evaluations, to approve ranges, and to conduct provider inspections.

(G) "Classroom" means any room within an approved provider facility, or under contract with a provider, in which students are taught motorcycle safety and education.

(H) "Classroom instruction" means the portion of a motorcycle training course devoted to teaching motorcycle knowledge which does not include the student's operation of a motorcycle.

(I) "Completion card" means a card, created by the department, that is issued to students who successfully complete any approved motorcycle course through an approved provider.

(J) "Department" means the Ohio department of public safety.

(K) "Director" means the director of the Ohio department of public safety as set forth in division (G) of section 121.03 of the Revised Code, or the director's designee.

(L) "Motorcycle endorsement" means any driver's license with a motorcycle endorsement.

(M) "Instructor" means an individual certified by the department to teach motorcycle training courses approved by the department.

(N) "Instructor of record" refers to the instructor hired by a provider or the department to teach a given course and receive compensation for that course. An instructor volunteering the instructor's teaching services, unless assigned by the provider or department as an instructor, is not considered an instructor of record.

(O) "Instructor preparation course" or "IPC" means a course of instruction to teach potential motorcycle instructors how to train the general public in motorcycle safety practices.

(P) "Motorcycle Ohio" or "MO" is the motorcycle safety and education program operated by the department as provided in section 4508.08 of the Revised Code.

(Q) "Private provider" means any private organization or corporation approved by the department to train the general public in motorcycle safety and education.

(R) "Provider" means both private provider and public provider.

(S) "Public provider" or "grantee" means any public agency or recognized training facility contracted by the department to train the general public in motorcycle safety and education.

(T) "Range" or "riding range" means an off-highway site designed for training riders that does not permit traffic to pass through the site during training.

(U) "Range instruction" means a portion of a motorcycle training course devoted to teaching motorcycle skills which includes the student's operation of a motorcycle.

(V) "Site coordinator" means a person designated by the authorized official of a motorcycle training provider to carry out orders and conduct the business and manage the provider's training program.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-02 Basic rider course.

(A) The basic rider course (BRC) curriculum shall be approved by the director and shall include, at a minimum, the following topics:

(1) A classroom portion that covers the following:

(a) Course introduction;

(b) Introduction to motorcycling;

(c) Preparing to ride;

(d) Street strategies;

(e) Knowledge test;

(f) Wrap-up.

(2) A range portion that covers the following:

(a) Motorcycle familiarization;

(b) Using the friction zone;

(c) Starting and stopping drill;

(d) Shifting and stopping;

(e) Adjusting speed and turning;

(f) Control-skills practice;

(g) Cornering;

(h) Matching gears to speed;

(i) Stopping quickly;

(j) Limited-space maneuvers;

(k) Pressing to initiate lean;

(l) Cornering judgment;

(m) Negotiating curves;

(n) Stopping quickly in a curve;

(o) Obstacles and lane changes;

(p) Avoiding hazards;

(q) Skills practice;

(r) Skill test.

(3) Such material shall not be taught out of sequence or modified by instructors, unless authorized by the motorcycle Ohio coordinator.

(B) The BRC shall have the following instructor to student ratio:

(1) Classroom - one instructor may teach a maximum of twenty-four registered students;

(2) Range - one instructor may instruct no fewer than two students nor more than six students on motorcycles. Two instructors shall instruct no more than twelve students on motorcycles;

(3) The maximum capacity for on-cycle instruction is twelve students.

(C) Students shall have a valid temporary instruction motorcycle identification card (TIPIC), a motorcycle endorsement, or a motorcycle-only license prior to participating in range instruction.

(D) Unless otherwise approved by the department, the BRC shall use training motorcycles provided by the provider with one hundredcc to five hundredcc engine displacement.

(E) Every student participating in the BRC range instruction must wear proper riding gear, which includes helmet and eye protection that is in compliance with Chapter 4501-17 of the Administrative Code, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy full-length pants without holes or tears, and full-fingered gloves.

(F) Students successfully completing the BRC shall be issued a completion card for the purpose of course verification.

(G) Upon completion of the BRC, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, a student report form, in a format prescribed by the director.

Replaces: 4501-53-02

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-03 Instructor qualifications for certification to teach.

(A) The department shall certify an individual to teach the BRC if the individual meets the following conditions:

(1) Submits to the department a completed application on a form approved by the director.

No applicant shall submit an application that contains false or misleading information;

(2) Possesses a high school diploma or GED;

(3) Possesses a current first aid card and a current CPR card or equivalent;

(4) Is currently an experienced motorcycle operator, licensed for at least three years preceding the date of the application with a valid motorcycle endorsement, and currently rides a motorcycle on a regular basis;

(5) Has a driving record free of any of the following:

(a) Three or more chargeable crashes within the three years preceding the date of application;

(b) Three or more moving violation convictions under Chapter 4511. of the Revised Code, or equivalent convictions from another jurisdiction, within the three years preceding the date of application;

(c) An accumulation of more than five points under Chapter 4510. of the Revised Code, or equivalent action from another jurisdiction, within the three years preceding the date of application;

(d) A twelve-point administrative action under section 4510.037 of the Revised Code, or equivalent action from another jurisdiction, within the ten years preceding the date of application ;

(e) A suspension under section 4511.19 of the Revised Code, or equivalent conviction from another jurisdiction, within ten years preceding the date of application.

(6) Successfully completes an instructor preparation course approved by the director;

(7) Successfully completes the BRC within the two calendar years preceding the date the instructor preparation course is being offered;

(8) Upon request, submits a criminal abstract provided and dated by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation within forty-five days of such request;

(9) Has not been convicted of, pled guilty to, had a judicial finding of guilt for, or had a judicial finding of eligibility for treatment in lieu of conviction for, any of the following:

(a) Any felony;

(b) A misdemeanor involving moral turpitude;

(c) A misdemeanor of the first or second degree which is reasonably related to a person's ability to serve safely and honestly in connection with a motorcycle training course;

(d) A violation of any federal, state, county, or municipal narcotics law;

(e) Any act committed in another state or jurisdiction that, if committed in Ohio, would constitute a violation set forth in this paragraph.

(10) Has not been adjudicated mentally incompetent by a court of law;

(11) Does not engage in the illegal use of controlled substances, alcohol, or other habit-forming drugs or chemical substances while performing the duties of a motorcycle instructor;

(12) Has not committed fraud or material deception in applying for, or obtaining, certification to teach under this chapter;

(13) Upon request, provides an original signed statement from the applicant's physician, on the physician's letterhead, certifying that the applicant is mentally and physically capable of providing motorcycle safety instruction;

(B) In addition to meeting the requirements in paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(5) and (A)(8) to (A)(13) of this rule, motorcycle instructors certified by another state or military motorcycle safety program, who have successfully completed an instructor preparation course and the BRC, shall successfully complete a special MO training session conducted by an MO chief instructor.

(C) The department may access an applicant's driving record to verify that the applicant meets the requirements of this rule.

(D) The department may observe and evaluate all aspects of the conduct of any course.

(E) An individual's certification to teach shall expire on December thirty-first of the year of certification, and may be renewed annually upon application to the department pursuant to rule 4501-53-05 of the Administrative Code.

(F) The department shall certify an individual to teach the BRC-2, BRC-RR, and/or ARC if the individual meets the conditions of paragraphs (A)(1) to (A)(6) and (A)(8) to (A)(13) of this rule and the individual attends a course specific workshop or training course provided by the department.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-04 Instructor professional standards.

Each instructor certified to teach pursuant to this chapter shall maintain and convey the following professional standards:

(A) Provide training that conforms to standards of other persons certified to teach under similar circumstances;

(B) Wear proper riding gear while traveling to, from, and during teaching MO courses, attending MO functions, or whenever any MO logo clothing is worn. Proper riding gear includes helmet and eye protection that is in compliance with Chapter 4501-17 of the Administrative Code, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy full-length pants without holes or tears, and full-fingered gloves;

(C) Maintain an alcohol-free and drug-free course environment;

(D) Conduct themselves in a professional manner, including appearance and behavior, and not discriminate in the provision of motorcycle training on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, or national origin;

(E) Provide instruction within the scope of the instructor's certification to teach in accordance with this chapter;

(F) Consistently demonstrate a standard of knowledge and competency that at least meets the minimal level required under the instructor's certification to teach;

(G) Report to the department any suspicion or knowledge of a violation of this chapter or the failure of any motorcycle training provider to conform to the rules of this chapter;

(H) Report to the department in writing within ten days of the occurrence of any of the following events;

(1) The instructor receives a moving traffic violation;

(2) The instructor is involved in a chargeable crash;

(3) The instructor is convicted of an offense that assesses points against the instructor's driver's license;

(4) The instructor receives any license suspension, cancellation, or revocation;

(5) The instructor is convicted of any criminal offense listed in this chapter.

(I) Refrain from misrepresenting the instructor's professional qualifications or credentials or committing fraud in conducting a motorcycle training course or in obtaining certification to teach;

(J) Refrain from conducting for compensation private training regarding motorcycle use on public streets and highways;

(K) Complete additional BRC, BRC-RR, BRC-2, or ARC instructor training as requested by the department, including the annual instructor workshop;

(L) Maintain a current first aid card and a current adult CPR card . Present valid, dated cards upon request and/or sign the annual application for verification of cards.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-05 Renewal of certification to teach.

(A) Each instructor seeking renewal of the instructor's certification to teach shall, within thirty days of the expiration date of the current certification period, submit a renewal application to the department on a form prescribed by the director.

(B) Renewal applications received more than thirty days after the expiration date of the last certification period shall not be considered valid, and the applicant shall complete a new application in accordance with rule 4501-53-03 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The application for renewal shall be signed, dated, and shall contain a statement affirming that the applicant meets the requirements for certification to teach set forth in this chapter.

(D) The department shall renew certification to teach issued under this chapter for any instructor who meets the following:

(1) Satisfies the requirements for certification to teach as set forth in rules 4501-53-03 and 4501-53-04 of the Administrative Code;

(2) Has taught in Ohio, per the "Motorcycle Ohio Policy and Procedure Manual" (2011), the minimum number of basic rider courses for MO during the most recent certification period . This requirement may be waived for good cause upon approval of the department. The "Motorcycle Ohio Policy and Procedure Manual" (2011) may be electronically accessed at http://www.motorcycle.ohio.gov/index.stm.

(3) Upon request, submits a criminal abstract provided and dated by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation within forty-five days of such request.

(E) In addition to the requirements listed in paragraph (D) of this rule, a BRC-2 instructor shall also, within the past three years, have taught at least one BRC-2 or attended a BRC-2 update provided by the department.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 3/24/06

4501-53-06 Private provider qualifications for certification of approval.

(A) All motorcycle training courses taught pursuant to section 4508.08 of the Revised Code shall be taught through an approved provider by an instructor certified to teach under this chapter.

(B) A private agency, corporation, or organization seeking to become an approved private provider shall submit a completed application to the department, on a form approved by the director, which demonstrates compliance with this rule.

(1) No authorized official shall submit an application that contains false or misleading information;

(2) The site coordinator shall submit with the application a criminal abstract provided and dated by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation not more than sixty days prior to the date the director receives the application. If there is no designated site coordinator, the authorized official must submit such criminal abstract.

(C) The department shall issue a private provider certification of approval to any applicant who demonstrates that the motorcycle training course for which it seeks approval meets the following requirements:

(1) The established place of business is owned, leased, or rented by the private provider;

(2) A private provider maintains at least one fixed geographic location in which a training site is operated and where training is conducted, at least one office in a fixed geographic location where records are maintained, and at least one classroom where students are instructed:

(a) The use of a mobile or modular structure as a training facility is prohibited unless the structure is installed on a permanent foundation;

(b) Neither a private provider nor its office shall consist of a house trailer, tent, temporary stand, post office box, rooming house, or apartment;

(c) Neither a private provider nor its office shall be located within a residence or a room in a hotel or motel;

(d) No private provider may share any office or classroom with any other provider unless the same person owns both.

(3) The private provider's office meets the following standards:

(a) Has adequate space to maintain the required records;

(b) Has a permanent wall of sufficient construction to prevent distractions and noise in the classroom. If no permanent wall exists, the office shall remain closed for business during classroom instruction;

(c) Is located in the same county as, or in a county adjacent to, the provider for which student records are being stored.

(4) The private provider's classroom meets the following standards:

(a) Comfortably accommodates at least twelve students and two instructors, and has sufficient space to contain tables and chairs or desks for all students;

(b) Is equipped with a variety of audio and visual training aids that support the course curriculum;

(c) Is reasonably free of visible and audible distractions and presents an atmosphere adequate for learning;

(d) Has a clean and functional restroom that is available for student use within its facility;

(e) Conforms to all federal, state, and local fire, building, and safety regulations.

(5) Range instruction occurs on a suitable riding range, owned or leased by the provider, which shall consist of the following:

(a) A surface of asphalt or concrete approximately two hundred feet by three hundred feet in size, which is free from obstructions, loose gravel and debris, is capable of being blocked off from all vehicular and pedestrian traffic, and is marked to provide a clear path of travel for the students and visible cone positions for the instructor.

(6) The private provider assumes responsibility, or designates such responsibility to a site coordinator, for the following:

(a) Administration and operation of the motorcycle training course;

(b) Ongoing review and evaluation of the course content, instructors, and student performance;

(c) Assignment of instructors and scheduling of program courses;

(d) Preparation or approval of all documents required to be submitted to the department;

(e) Assuring the adequacy of all course training materials.

(f) Assuring the safe operating condition of all motorcycles used by students in the BRC or BRC-RR.

(7) The course meets the curriculum requirements as set forth in this chapter;

(8) The private provider has a sufficient number of certified BRC/ BRC-2instructors to ensure that student:teacher ratios for all courses, taught at their facility, comply with this chapter;

(9) The private provider submits written course policies and procedures for the director's approval, including all of the following:

(a) Curriculum listed by topics;

(b) Instructor requirements;

(c) Student/teacher ratio;

(d) Insurance provider and limits in compliance with rule 4501-53-13 of the Administrative Code.

(e) Attendance requirements;

(i) Tardiness;

(ii) Course completion;

(iii) Make-up.

(f) ADA policy administration;

(g) Registration;

(i) Refund;

(ii) Walk-in.

(h) Use of student-owned motorcycles in the BRC and BRC-RR;

(i) Record keeping;

(j) Course evaluation;

(k) Student eligibility requirements;

(l) Harassment and discrimination policies;

(m) Complaint procedures.

(D) A certificate of approval issued under this rule shall expire on December thirty-first of the year the certificate is issued and may be renewed annually upon application to the department pursuant to rule 4501-53-09 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-07 Public provider qualifications for certification of approval.

(A) All motorcycle training courses taught pursuant to section 4508.08 of the Revised Code must be taught through an approved provider by an instructor certified to teach under this chapter of the Administrative Code.

(B) To become an eligible public provider, a public agency or recognized training facility must follow state procurement procedures, including grant application procedures, as administered by the department.

(1) No authorized official shall submit a grant application that contains false or misleading information;

(2) The authorized official shall submit with the grant application a criminal abstract provided and dated by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation not more than sixty days prior to the date the director receives the grant application.

(C) A certification of approval issued under this rule shall expire on December thirty-first of the calendar year in which the grant was approved.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/06

4501-53-08 Provider inspections.

(A) All provider facilities may be inspected at any time by the department for compliance with the rules set forth in this chapter. The provider's authorized official or site coordinator shall make any records accessible to the department for copying.

(B) Providers found to be in non-compliance with any rule of this chapter shall be notified by the department and directed to come into compliance by the next motorcycle training session.

(C) Providers found to be in non-compliance on subsequent inspections for the same infraction may have disciplinary action taken against the provider's certification pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code;

(D) The director may observe and evaluate courses of instruction at any time to ensure compliance with the rules set forth in this chapter.

Replaces: former 4501-53-07

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 02/02/06

4501-53-09 Renewal of private provider certification of approval.

(A) Each private provider seeking renewal of certification of approval shall have its authorized official submit a renewal application to the department on a form prescribed by the director.

(B) If a renewal application is not postmarked or received by the department at least thirty days prior to the expiration of the current approval period, the authorized official must submit an original application in accordance with rule 4501-53-06 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The renewal application shall be signed, dated, and shall contain a statement affirming that the private provider meets the requirements for a certification of approval.

(D) The department shall renew a certification of approval if all of the following apply:

(1) The application for renewal is completed and submitted to the department no later than the thirtieth day prior to expiration of the current approval period;

(2) The course remains in compliance with the requirements for approval as set forth in this chapter, and with the private provider's written policies and procedures as approved by the director.

(3) Upon request, the site coordinator submits a criminal abstract provided and dated by the bureau of criminal identification and investigation within forty-five days of such request. If there is no designated site coordinator, the authorized official shall submit such criminal abstract.

(E) In considering an application for renewal of certification of approval, the department may consider any information relevant to the requirements for approval as set forth in this chapter and Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-10 Administrative actions.

(A) The director, pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may deny any application for certification when the director determines an applicant, instructor, or provider may have violated any of the provisions of this chapter or Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code.

(B) The director, pursuant to an adjudicatory hearing under Chapter 119. of the Revised Code, may issue a written reprimand, or suspend, revoke, or place on probationary status certification issued by the department under this chapter if the director discovers an applicant, instructor, or provider has violated any provision of this chapter or Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code.

Replaces: former rule 4501-53-09

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-11 Provider professional standards.

(A) A provider's authorized official and site coordinator, if applicable, shall report to the department any suspicion or knowledge of a violation of this chapter or failure of any instructor to conform to the rules in this chapter or Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code.

(B) The conviction of an authorized official or site coordinator of a felony, or an equivalent conviction from another jurisdiction, or any misdemeanor of the first or second degree which is reasonably related to a person's ability to serve safely and honestly in connection with a motorcycle training program, or an equivalent conviction from another jurisdiction, shall be grounds to deny issuing or renewing a certificate or grounds for suspending or revoking a previously issued certificate.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-12 Basic rider course two.

(A) The basic rider course two (BRC-2) curriculum shall be approved by the director and shall include, at a minimum, five hours of range work in the following topics:

(1) Control at low speed;

(2) Stopping quickly;

(3) Limited-space maneuvers;

(4) Cornering judgment;

(5) Cornering finesse;

(6) Stopping quickly in a curve;

(7) Hazard avoidance: swerving and stopping quickly;

(8) Multiple curves;

(9) Alcohol/drug effects.

(B) Such material shall not be taught out of sequence or modified by instructors unless authorized by the motorcycle Ohio coordinator or there are serious weather conditions.

(C) The BRC-2 shall have the following instructor to student ratio:

(1) One instructor may instruct no fewer than two students and no more than six students and six passengers. Two instructors shall instruct no more than twelve students and twelve passengers;

(2) The maximum capacity for on-cycle instruction is twelve students and twelve passengers.

(D) Students shall have a motorcycle endorsement or a motorcycle-only license prior to participating in range instruction.

(E) Instructors and students shall use their own motorcycles during the course. Private providers may allow use of private provider motorcycles.

(F) Every student participating in the BRC-2 range instruction must wear proper riding gear, which includes helmet and eye protection that is in compliance with Chapter 4501-17 of the Administrative Code, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy full-length pants without holes or tears, and full-fingered gloves.

(G) Students successfully completing the BRC-2 shall be issued a completion card.

(H) Upon completion of the BRC-2, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, a student report form, in a format prescribed by the director.

Replaces: 4501-53-12

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/06

4501-53-13 Private provider insurance.

(A) A private provider shall maintain financial responsibility for the operation of all motorcycles provided for instruction as specified in Chapter 4508. of the Revised Code. Such insurance coverage shall be acquired from a company licensed to do business in this state, and shall be maintained as long as the approved provider is operating a motorcycle training course. Proof of the insurance coverage required by this rule shall be maintained in the private provider's office and with all motorcycles used for instruction, and the certificate of insurance shall be available for inspection during reasonable hours.

(B) Each private provider shall maintain insurance coverage as follows:

(1) Not less than one million dollars per occurrence and two million dollars aggregate for bodily injury or property damage;

(2) Medical coverage in the amount of ten thousand dollars for each individual injured. Such medical coverage is available on an excess basis to students injured on the range or in the classroom as a result of training. Students who are injured without their own medical coverage will have coverage from the first dollar;

(3) The private provider and the state of Ohio shall each be named as an additional insured on all such policies;

(4) Each student, or the student's parent or legal guardian if the student is a minor, shall sign a waiver and release form.

(C) Failure to maintain the required insurance coverage, including the record of current coverage as required by this rule, may result in the suspension or revocation of a private provider certification of approval issued under this chapter.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2011 and 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer), 12/26/03, 2/2/06

4501-53-14 Basic rider course for returning rider.

(A) The basic rider course for returning rider (BRC-RR) curriculum shall be approved by the director and shall include, at a minimum, the following topics:

(1) A classroom portion that covers the following:

(a) Street strategies;

(b) Knowledge test;

(c) Wrap-up.

(2) A range portion that covers the following:

(a) Matching gears to speed;

(b) Stopping quickly;

(c) Limited-space maneuvers;

(d) Pressing to initiate lean;

(e) Cornering judgment;

(f) Negotiating curves;

(g) Stopping quickly in a curve;

(h) Obstacles and lane changes;

(i) Avoiding hazards;

(j) Skills practice;

(k) Skill test.

(3) Such material shall not be taught out of sequence or modified by instructors, unless authorized by the motorcycle Ohio coordinator.

(B) The BRC-RR shall have the following instructor to student ratio:

(1) Classroom - one instructor may teach a maximum of twenty-four registered students;

(2) Range - one instructor may instruct no fewer than two students nor more than six students on motorcycles. Two instructors shall instruct no more than twelve students on motorcycles;

(3) The maximum capacity for on-cycle instruction is twelve students.

(C) Students shall have a valid temporary instruction motorcycle identification card (TIPIC), a motorcycle endorsement, or a motorcycle-only license prior to participating in range instruction.

(D) Unless otherwise approved by the department, the BRC-RR shall use training motorcycles provided by the provider with 100cc to 500cc engine displacement.

(E) Every student participating in the BRC-RR range instruction must wear proper riding gear, which includes helmet and eye protection that is in compliance with Chapter 4501-17 of the Administrative Code, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy full-length pants without holes or tears, and full-fingered gloves.

(F) Students successfully completing the BRC-RR shall be issued a completion card for the purpose of course verification.

(G) Upon completion of the BRC-RR, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, a student report form, in a format prescribed by the director.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08

4501-53-15 Advanced rider course.

(A) The advanced rider course (ARC) curriculum shall be approved by the director and shall include, at a minimum, five hours of range work in the following topics:

(1) Basic control;

(2) Quick stops;

(3) Stopping demonstration;

(4) Curve adjustments;

(5) Cornering and swerving;

(6) Multiple curves;

(7) Decreasing radius curves;

(8) Gap analysis and safety margins.

(B) Such material shall not be taught out of sequence or modified by instructors, unless authorized by the motorcycle Ohio coordinator.

(C) The ARC course shall consist of four hours of classroom activities. Classroom activities use small group discussions and interactive activities to address personal risk management strategies; options for cornering, braking, and swerving; and strategies to improve visual perception to identify collision traps.

(D) The ARC shall have the following instructor to student ratio:

(1) Classroom activities - one instructor may teach a maximum of twenty-four registered students;

(2) Range - one instructor may instruct no fewer than two students nor more than six students on motorcycles. Two instructors shall instruct no more than twelve students on motorcycles.

(3) The maximum capacity for on-cycle instruction is twelve students.

(E) Students shall have a valid motorcycle endorsement or a motorcycle-only license prior to participating in range instruction.

(F) Instructors and students shall use their own motorcycles during the course. Private providers may allow use of private provider motorcycles. Passengers are not permitted in the advanced rider course.

(G) Every student participating in the ARC range instruction must wear proper riding gear, which includes helmet and eye protection that is in compliance with Chapter 4501-17 of the Administrative Code, sturdy over-the-ankle footwear, long-sleeved shirt or jacket, sturdy full-length pants without holes or tears, and full-fingered gloves.

(H) Students successfully completing the ARC shall be issued a completion card for the purpose of course verification.

(I) Upon completion of the ARC, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, a student report form, in a format prescribed by the director.

Effective: 04/21/2011
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 02/02/2016
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4508.08