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.
This course is designed to introduce learners to the basic principles of communication. This includes the appropriate processes and procedures on their part when it comes to communicating with others as well as developing the skills to understand the communications of others.
Seeing and being seen is key when it comes to communication. Seeing is being able to focus your attention on the road and the task of driving without getting distracted. Being seen is making your presence and intentions known to other drivers.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Describe ways to communicate their intent while driving through the use of turn signals and brake lights
- Discuss how to communicate their presence through the use of headlights, horns, warning devices, and eye contact
- Explain how eye contact techniques can help communicate with bicyclists, pedestrians, and other drivers
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 9: Communication online course covers the following topics:
- Communicating Your Intent While Driving
- Turn Signals
- Brake Lights
- Communicating Your Presence While Driving
- Warning Devices
- Eye Contact
- Communication from Others
- Communication Tools
- CB Radio
- Cell Phone
- Electronic Device
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 A1.2.2 Communication
This unit must instruct driver-trainees on how to communicate their intentions to other road users. Driver-trainees must be instructed in techniques for different types of communication on the road, including proper use of headlights, turn signals, four-way flashers, and horns. This unit must cover instruction in proper utilization of eye contact techniques with other drivers, bicyclists, and pedestrians.
Copyright Date: 2019