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 space management means maintaining a “safe space” around your vehicle to ensure the safety of everyone on the road.
This includes managing the space surrounding your vehicle. It also includes managing space when making turns and when crossing traffic, as well as when sharing the road with distracted drivers.
This course is designed to focus on the importance of learners managing their vehicle’s space.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Explain the importance of proper space management
- Describe how to maintain an appropriate cushion of space
- Discuss how to safely execute a right and left turn in a tractor-trailer
- Recognize the signs of distracted drivers and identify how to manage them appropriately
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 12: Space Management online course covers the following topics:
- Managing Space
- To the Sides
- Turning Space
- Right Turns
- Left Turns
- Space When Crossing & Entering Traffic
- Distracted Drivers
- How to Spot a Distracted Driver
- How to Respond to Distracted Drivers
- Heavy Traffic
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 A1.2.5 Space Management
This unit must teach driver-trainees about the importance of managing the space surrounding the vehicle under various traffic and road conditions.
Copyright Date: 2019