4501-53-15 Advanced 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 advancedriding skills (ARS) curriculum and sequence shall be validated by motorcycle Ohio and approved by the director. The course curriculum and requirements will be formalized in the motorcycle Ohio policy and procedure manual and shall include, at a minimum, five hours of on-cycle range work in the following, but not limited to, 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 ARS course shall include, at a minimum, 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 ARS shall have the following instructor to student ratio:

(1) Classroom activities - unless restricted or modified by the department, one instructor may teach a maximum of twenty-four registered students;

(2) Range - unless restricted or modified by the department, one instructor may instruct no fewer than two students or 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 insured motorcycles during the course.

Private providers may allow use of private provider motorcycles. Passengers are not permitted in the advanced riding skills course. The ARS can only be conducted on a standard size range.

(G) Every student participating in the ARS 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 ARS shall be issued a completion card for the purpose of course verification.

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

Effective: 5/1/2016
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 02/08/2016 and 04/15/2021
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 4508.08
Rule Amplifies: 4508.08
Prior Effective Dates: 4/21/11