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Rule 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 inlcude instruction based upon the national standards and instill in the student, the knowledge, attitudes and skills necessary for the safe operation of a motorcycle on the roadway.

(B) The content and organization of the BRScourse be based upon the national standards and the course curriculum and requirements will be formalized in the motorcycle Ohio policy and procedure manual.

(C) The course shall include a rider review and an on-cycle skills test approved by the director.

(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 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.

(I) Students successfully completing the BRS shall be issued a completion certificate for the purpose of course verification.

(J) Upon completion of the BRS, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, any course paperwork as requested by the department including a properly signed course waiver, and retained on file for three years.

Last updated July 1, 2022 at 1:27 PM

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4508.08
Amplifies: 4508.08
Five Year Review Date: 4/1/2027
Prior Effective Dates: 9/26/2003 (Emer.), 12/26/2003, 2/2/2006, 4/21/2011, 5/1/2016