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.
Distraction occurs any time you take your eyes off the road, your hands off the wheel, or your mind off driving. Common distractions can be your phone, radio, even your navigation system. Anything that you do—other than focusing on driving your vehicle safely—is a distraction.
Driving while distracted can have serious, and sometimes deadly, consequences. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), distracted driving accounted for 3,450 fatalities in 2016.
This course is designed to provide learners with information that can help them manage distractions while on the road.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify common driving distractions
- Describe how to prevent accidents caused by distracted driving
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 10: Distracted Driving online course covers the following topics:
- Recognizing Driving Distractions
- Visual Distractions
- Physical Distractions
- Mental Distractions
- In Cab Technology
- Cell Phone Use
- Managing Driving Distractions
- Steps to Avoid an Accident
- Commit, Watch, Respond
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 A1.2.3 Distracted Driving
This unit must instruct driver-trainees in FMCSRs related to distracted driving and other key driver distraction driving issues, including improper cell phone use, texting, and use of in-cab technology (e.g., §§ 392.80 and 392.82). This instruction will include training in the following aspects: visual attention (keeping eyes on the road); manual control (keeping hands on the wheel); and cognitive awareness (keeping mind on the task and safe operation of the CMV).
Copyright Date: 2019