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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-5-2

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375-5-2-.17 Program of Instruction. Amended.

1) A driver training school licensed by the Department must have available, if requested by students, both theoretical and practical instruction regarding the operation of a motor vehicle.

(2) The theoretical instruction shall be classroom instruction in specific areas of traffic safety to include subject matter relating to the rules and regulations of the road, safe driving practices, proper attitudes, pedestrian safety and driver responsibility that meets the standards set by the Department.

(3) Practical instruction shall be behind the wheel experience and shall include demonstration and actual performance of stopping, starting, shifting (if straight shift), turning, backing, parallel parking and steering in a vehicle which meets the requirements of the Department. Behind the wheel means the actual time the student is behind the steering wheel driving or being instructed.

(4) Questions prepared by the school for instructional purposes shall not be worded or constructed in the same manner as the questions used by the Department on its official driver examination.

(5) All motorcycle training shall be conducted in accordance with the Motorcycle Safety Program established by the Georgia General Assembly provided for in O.C.G.A. §40-15-1, et seq.

(6) Any licensed driver training school may offer and teach a driver education program, commonly referred to as a 30 and 6, which means thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction and six (6) hours of behind the wheel training. A student enrolled in this program must receive a minimum of thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction and a minimum of six (6) hours of actual behind the wheel training.  Simulator training shall not be used to substitute for any portion of the six (6) hours of actual behind the wheel training.

(7)  The student must pass a written test with a minimum grade of seventy (70) to successfully complete the course and receive a certificate of completion. In the event of excused absence, sickness, etc., the student shall be required to attend makeup classes for each hour not attended by the student.

(8) Upon satisfactory completion of thirty (30) hours of classroom instruction and six (6) hours of behind the wheel training, the driver training school shall issue a certificate of completion. The certificate must include the name and address of the school, the student's name, the number of hours of instruction, the instructor's signature or the signature of a duly authorized employee of the school, and the date of completion. The certificates shall be numbered, and a roster of each class listing each student's name, date of completion, instructor's name, and fee paid and certificate number will be kept by the driver training school.

(9) All road training must include: city, streets and interstate driving.

(10) Multiple vehicle driving range experience may be used to substitute for up to four (4) hours of the six (6) hour requirement for actual behind the wheel training upon written approval for such substitution from the Department and subject to the following requirements:

(a)  Multiple vehicle driving ranges shall have minimum paved course dimensions of 200’ x 250’.

(b) Each multiple vehicle driving range shall be equipped with an observation tower.  Said tower may be permanently affixed or mobile.  It shall be of a height that allows at least one(1) instructor to be positioned so that he or she is able to observe every vehicle on the multiple vehicle driving range.

(c)  At least one (1) licensed driver training instructor shall be present in the observation tower at all times during which students are present on a multiple vehicle driving range. 

(d) During driver training instruction, multiple vehicle driving range parameters must be affixed with permanent or portable barriers, defined to restrict vehicle and pedestrian access.

(e)  Multiple vehicle driving ranges shall be marked with proper lane markings and signage.  Lane markings must be permanent and include, but are not limited to:  one-way traffic, two-way traffic, railroad crossing(s), pedestrian crosswalk(s), stop lines, parallel parking, straight parking, angled parking, turn about, four (4) way stop, and straight line backing.  Signage may be permanently affixed or portable.

(f) Sufficient stanchions or rubber cones of sufficient height shall be used to allow the instructor to prepare the student for the various maneuvers required of an applicant in the driving portion of the state licensing examination.

(g) Each vehicle operated on a multiple vehicle driving range shall be equipped with in-vehicle communication devices to permit the driver training instructor to communicate with each student while driving on a multiple vehicle driving range, and the instructor positioned in the observation tower shall instruct the students on driving maneuvers via said devices.

(h) Credit for multiple vehicle driving range experience shall be given on an hour-for-hour basis.

(11) Upon satisfactory completion of an approved course of instruction at a limited driver training school, the school shall issue a limited certificate of completion.  The certificate must include the name and address of the school, the student’s name, the number of hours of instruction, type of instruction, the instructor’s signature or the signature of a duly authorized employee of the school, and the date of completion. 


 

 

Authority: ยงยง40-13-8
Filed Date: 10/10/2007
Effective Date: 10/30/2007