4501-53-02 Basic riding skills.

[Comment: For dates and availability of material incorporated by reference in this rule, see rule 4501-53-16 of the Administrative Code.]

(A) The basic riding skills (BRS) curriculum and sequence shall be validated by motorcycle Ohio and approved by the director and shall at a minimum meet national standards for entry level motorcycle operation, and instill in the student, the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the safe operation of a motorcycle on the roadway and include instructions relating to rider responsibility, the use of protective gear, distractions, and the effects and dangers of alcohol and other drugs on the operation of motorcycles.

(B) The content and organization of the basic riding skills course shall be based upon the documented research that have been shown to be effective in providing safety training in accordance with the "Model National Standards for Entry-Level Motorcycle Rider Training." The course curriculum and requirements will be formalized in the motorcycle Ohio policy and procedure manual.

(C) The course shall include a knowledge test and an on-cycle skills test approved by the director and administered by the motorcycle Ohio coordinator.

(D) The BRS 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.

(E) 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.

(F) Unless otherwise approved by the department, the BRS shall use training motorcycles provided by the provider with one hundred cc to five hundred cc engine displacement.

(G) Each student shall be assigned their own motorcycle for the purpose of range exercises.

(H) Every student participating in the BRS 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.

(I) Students successfully completing the BRS shall be issued a completion card as referenced in rule 4501-53-01 of the Administrative Code for the purpose of course verification.

(J) Upon completion of the BRS, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, a student report form and any other course paperwork as requested by the department.

(K) The provider shall obtain a properly signed course waiver (MOP #0036) from each course participant and retain the waiver on file for three years.

Replaces: Replaces former 4501-53-02

Effective: 5/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 04/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/03 (Emer.), 12/26/03, 2/2/06, 4/21/11