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