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.
Proper speed management means operating at the appropriate speed for all road conditions. This includes taking into account the condition of the road, visibility, and traffic speed and flow.
This course is designed to focus on the importance of managing vehicle speed in order to stop safely.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Discuss the three factors that affect stopping distance
- Recognize ways to manage a vehicle’s speed through curves and on grades
- Describe why they should adjust their speed when they encounter poor road conditions, inclement weather, and heavy traffic
- Explain why maintaining a safe speed is important as a professional driver
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 11: Speed Management online course covers the following topics:
- Stopping Distance
- Perception Distance
- Reaction Distance
- Braking Distance
- Total Stopping Distance
- Road Design
- Road Conditions
- Foreign Objects
- Road Construction
- Weather Conditions
- Night Driving
- Heavy Traffic
- Maintain a Safe Speed
- Maintenance Costs
- Fuel Economy
- Use of Cruise Control
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 A1.2.4 Speed Management
This unit must teach driver-trainees how to manage speed effectively in response to various road, weather, and traffic conditions. The instruction must include methods for calibrating safe following distances taking into account CMV braking distances under an array of conditions including traffic, weather, and CMV weight and length.
Copyright Date: 2019