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