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Rules and Regulations

Rules and Regulations for Chapter 375-5-3

375-5-3-.18 Insurance and Safety Requirements.

(1)  Every vehicle used by a school for the purpose of commercial driver training must be registered with the Department and a Vehicle Registration Card, issued by the Department, must be displayed conspicuously inside the vehicle at all times.

 

(2)  A non-passenger type vehicle must have been inspected by a member of the Department and determined to be in a safe operating condition prior to a vehicle card being issued. Vehicle registration cards issued for a vehicle used for off road vehicle training will be marked FOR OFF-ROAD USE ONLY.

(3)  No school vehicle registration card will be issued unless the school has filed with the Department evidence of insurance by a company authorized to do business in Georgia in the amount of at least $100,000.00 to cover bodily injury to, or death of, any one person in any one accident and subject to said limit for one person, to a limit of at least $200,000.00 to cover bodily injury to, or death of any two or more persons in any one accident, and at least $20,000.00 to cover destruction of property of others in any one accident.

(a)  The school shall furnish evidence of such insurance, in the form of a certificate from the insurance company which shall stipulate that the Commissioner shall be notified when the policy expires or if it is canceled, and shall include the make, model, and vehicle identification number.

(b)  If the school is covered under a fleet policy and another vehicle is added to the fleet, the school should notify the Department that another vehicle (giving the make, model, and vehicle identification number) has been added so as to avoid the necessity of the insurance company furnishing the Department with another copy of the policy each time another vehicle is added to the school fleet.

(4)  Every truck or passenger type vehicle used by a school for practical driving instruction shall be equipped with the following special equipment.

(a)  Extra brake pedal operable from the instructor's position.

(b)  Extra clutch pedal, if the vehicle has conventional gearshift, operable from the instructor's position.

(c)  Two outside rearview mirrors, one on either side of the vehicle and two inside rearview mirrors, one for the use of the student driver and one for the use of the driving instructor.

(d)  Cushions for the proper seating of students when necessary.

(e)  Sufficient stanchions or rubber cones of sufficient height 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.

(5)  Every non-passenger type vehicle used by a school for practical driving instructions shall be equipped with the following equipment:

(a)  Two outside rear view mirrors, one on each side of the vehicle.

(b)  Cushions for the proper seating of students when necessary.

(c)  Some type brake or lever must be installed on the passenger side of all tractors to allow the instructor to apply brakes on the trailer of all tractor-trailers that are used for on road training. This brake will not be required for off-road training.

(d)  Non-passenger type vehicles that are not tractor-trailers must be equipped with an extra brake operable from the instructor's position.

 

 

Authority: 43-13-8
Filed Date: 9/1/2004
Effective Date: 9/21/2004