4501-54-05 All course curriculums shall meet the following standards.

(A) All course curriculums shall meet the following standards:

(1) The duration of a course shall be a minimum of eight hours of instruction. Instruction time includes all actual classroom instruction and practical demonstration, and shall not include time spent for registration, lunch breaks, other break periods, practical examination, and issuance of course completion certificate.

(2) All courses shall include a written examination and a practical demonstration.

(3) All courses shall contain at a minimum the following subject requirements:

(a) Concept of crash prevention;

(b) Defensive driving techniques, with concepts including visual lead time, communications, and adjusted speed margin of safety;

(c) The effects of aging upon the driving tasks, both mental and physical;

(d) Methods of compensating for the effects of aging;

(e) Alcohol and drug use as a crash factor;

(f) Motor vehicle inspections, vehicle systems, and vehicle maintenance.

(B) The practical course standards shall require the participant to demonstrate the ability to exercise ordinary and reasonable control of a motor vehicle in the performance of the following activities:

(1) Start and place a motor vehicle in motion.

(2) Demonstration of one backing maneuver.

(3) One left turn and one right turn of a through street at an intersection.

(4) One left turn and one right turn on a stop street at an intersection.

(5) Stop and secure motor vehicle.

(C) All off-road courses used in the practical course shall be laid out with at least one simulated cross intersection. One roadway is to be designated a through street and the other a stop street. Simulated roadways on the off-road course cannot exceed twenty-four feet in width equally divided into two marked lanes.

Replaces: 4501:2-9-05

Effective: 07/12/2008
R.C. 119.032 review dates: 07/01/2013
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 3937.43
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 3937.43
Prior Effective Dates: 8/1/93