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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-5-3

375-5-3-.17 Program of Instruction.

(1)  A commercial driver training school licensed by the Department must provide the student, both theoretical and practical instruction regarding the operation of a commercial 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, driver responsibility, Federal Motor Carrier Rules and Regulations. 

(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)  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 for road and range training that exceeds ten (10) percent of the road or range time specifically outlined in the approved school curriculum.  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 commercial driver training school.

(6)  All non-passenger road training must include: city, rural and interstate driving.

(7)  Every school providing instruction for non-passenger vehicles and passenger vehicles meeting the definition of a buss shall maintain for practical truck and/or bus driver training, a range 250 ft. X 250 ft. or a minimum of 62,500 square feet.  Approval for additional vehicles requires inspection by the Department to determine that adequate space is available. Each range will be equipped with sufficient cones and/or barrels for non-passenger vehicles to perform the following mandatory maneuvers:

(a)       Alley Docking;

(b)      Straight Line Backing;

(c)       Parallel Parking; and

(d)       One of three optional maneuvers:

1. Offset Alley;

2. Serpentine; or

3. Right Turn.


Authority: 40-15-3 and 43-13-8
Filed Date: 9/1/2004
Effective Date: 9/21/2004