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Rule 4501-53-12 | Basic riding skills two.


[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 two (BRS-2) curriculum and sequence shall be validated by motorcycle Ohio and approved by the director and instill in the student the knowledge, attitudes, habits and skills necessary for the safe operation of a motorcycle on the roadway and includes instruction relating to the effects of alcohol and drugs on the operation of motorcycles.

(B) At a minimum, the content and organization of the BRS-2 must be based upon the documented research that have shown to be effective in providing safety training in accordance with sections 3, 4 and 5 of the roadway management skills of the "Model National Standards for Entry-Level Motorcycle Rider Training." The course curriculum and requirements will be formalized in the motorcycle Ohio policy and procedure manual.

(C) The course must include an on-cycle skill test approved by the director.

(D) Such material shall not be taught out of sequence or modified by instructors unless authorized by the motorcycle Ohio coordinator or there are serious weather conditions.

(E) The BRS-2 shall have the following instructor to student ratio:

(1) One instructor may instruct no fewer than two students and no more than six students and six passengers. Two instructors shall instruct no more than twelve students and twelve passengers;

(2) The maximum capacity for on-cycle instruction is twelve students and twelve passengers. Only those students with a valid motorcycle endorsement or motorcycle-only license may carry a passenger.

(F) Students shall have a valid temporary instruction motorcycle identification card (TIPIC), motorcycle endorsement or a motorcycle-only license prior to participating in range instruction.

(G) Instructors and students shall use their own motorcycles during the course. Private providers may allow use of private provider motorcycles.

(H) Every student participating in the BRS-2 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.

(I) Students successfully completing the BRS-2 shall be issued a completion card.

(J) Upon completion of the BRS-2, the provider shall submit, electronically, to the department, a student report form, and any other course paperwork as requested by the department.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 4508.08
Amplifies: 4508.08
Five Year Review Date: 10/12/2021
Prior Effective Dates: 2/2/2006, 4/21/2011, 6/29/2015