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.
Any road user or road condition can be a potential hazard. Learning to recognize hazards is a skill that learners should continually work on and will continually develop as they proceed in their professional driving career.
This course is designed to introduce learners to the nature of hazards, the clues to recognizing them, and how to respond to possible emergency situations.
After completing this course, learners will be able to:
- Identify hazardous road conditions and road users
- Explain how to avoid or mitigate hazards
- Respond to emergency traffic situations
The J. J. Keller Entry-Level Driver Training Module 15: Hazard Perception online course covers the following topics:
- Hazard Recognition
- Road Hazards
- Pavement Drop-Offs
- Road Construction/Work Zones
- Road Debris
- User Hazards
- Blocked Vision
- Parked Vehicles
- Disabled Vehicles
- Inattentive/Distracted Drivers
- Confused/Impaired Drivers
- Fatigued Drivers
- Visual Search
- Responding to Emergency Situations
- Changing Lanes
- Driving onto the Shoulder
- Emergency Stop
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 1.3.1 Hazard Perception
The unit must teach driver-trainees to recognize potential hazards in the driving environment in order to reduce the severity of the hazard and neutralize possible emergency situations. The training providers must teach driver-trainees to identify road conditions and other road users that are a potential threat to the safety of the combination vehicle and suggest appropriate adjustments. The instruction must emphasize hazard recognition, visual search, adequate surveillance, and response to possible emergency-producing situations encountered by CMV drivers in various traffic situations. The training providers must teach driver-trainees to recognize potential dangers and the safety procedures that must be utilized while driving in construction/work zones.
Copyright Date: 2019