4501:1-1-28 Skills test requirements for commercial driver examinations; waiver.

(A) Upon successfully obtaining a commercial driver's license temporary instruction permit, the applicant may appear at a highway patrol examination station or third party testing facility to take a skills test to determine his ability to drive the type of commercial motor vehicle for which he seeks a commercial driver's license. The examination shall consist of a test divided into three parts: a pre-trip inspection test, a basic control off-road test, and a road test as prescribed by the registrar of motor vehicles. The registrar may waive the pre-trip inspection test and the basic control off-road test for an applicant applying to be licensed for a class C car or a pickup truck.

(B) An applicant shall be considered to have passed the pre-trip inspection test for the type of vehicle for which the test is taken provided that he does not receive a minus score in excess of twenty per cent of the maximum points available for that type of vehicle. Failure to perform a satisfactory air brakes check during the engine start procedure shall constitute an automatic failure of the pre-trip inspection test for a vehicle equipped with air brakes.

(C) An applicant shall be considered to have passed the basic control off-road test provided he does not receive a score in excess of twelve errors. If the registrar determines that any particular maneuver specified in the basic control off-road test cannot be performed safely by any particular type of vehicle, the registrar may designate a substitute maneuver which can be performed safely by that type of vehicle.

(D) An applicant shall be considered to have passed the road test provided he does not receive a score in excess of thirty errors. Committing a moving traffic violation or being involved in an avoidable accident shall constitute an automatic failure of the road test.

(E) The skills tests may be waived for any applicant for a commercial driver's license who meets all of the requirements set forth in sections 4506.06 , 4506.07 , and 4506.08 of the Revised Code and rule 4501-47-02 of the Administrative Code.

(F) All commercial driver's licenses issued after the complete driver license examination has been passed or after the skills test has been waived shall be conditioned or restricted in accordance with the recommendations of the examiner and/or as deemed necessary by the registrar of motor vehicles.

R.C. 119.032 review dates: 12/30/2010 and 12/30/2015
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: R.C. 4501.02 , R.C. 4506.09 , R.C. 4507.01
Rule Amplifies: R.C. 4506.09
Prior Effective Dates: 12/27/89 (Emer.), 7/9/90, 4/23/06, 2/25/07, 8/13/07