The entry-level driver training (ELDT) rule has been delayed for two years. The new compliance date is February 7, 2022. Though the rule has been delayed, schools and training entities should continue to prepare for this final rule, as the requirements are complex. It will take a substantial amount of time to implement all curriculum, facility, equipment, and instructor requirements.
This course can be used to help satisfy the theory instruction portion of the new entry-level driver training (ELDT) requirements that go into effect on February 7, 2022. To satisfy the theory instruction requirements, this course must be assigned and administered by a school or other entity listed on the Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration’s Training Provider Registry (TPR). To satisfy the complete ELDT training requirements, the school or entity conducting the training must provide the driver-trainee "behind-the-wheel" instruction in addition to theory instruction.
A safe driver is aware of what is going on around his or her vehicle. This course is designed to introduce learners to the skills required to conduct an effective visual search.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the importance of continuously scanning their surroundings
- Discuss how to perform a proper visual scan in front of, to the sides, and behind their vehicle
- Recognize potential hazards they must be aware of and react to while driving
- Identify signs of a distracted driver and pedestrian
- Describe the different types of mirrors and what each is designed for
- Explain how to properly adjust mirrors and use them while driving
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 8: Visual Search online course covers the following topics:
- Scanning your Entire Sight Area
- Distance Scanning
- Scanning to the Sides
- Distracted Drivers
- Seeing to the Rear
- Types of Mirrors
- Plane (West Coast) Mirrors
- Convex Mirrors
- Fender Mirrors
- Adjusting Mirrors
Course Length: 20 minutes
Intended Audience: Drivers who are applying for an initial commercial driver’s license (CDL) or drivers upgrading their current CDL.
Regs Covered: Unit A1.2.1 Visual Search
This unit must teach driver-trainees to visually search the road for potential hazards and critical objects, including instruction on recognizing distracted pedestrians or distracted drivers.
Copyright Date: 2019