HIGHWAY SAFETY PROGRAM
GUIDELINE No. 4
Each State, in cooperation with its political subdivisions, should have a driver education and training program. This program should provide at least that:
- There is a driver education program available to all youths of licensing age which:
- Is taught by instructors certified by the State as qualified for these purposes.
- Provides each student with practice driving and instruction in at least the following:
- Basic and advanced driving techniques including techniques for handling emergencies.
- Rules of the road, and other State laws and local motor vehicle laws and ordinances.
- Critical vehicle systems and sub-systems requiring preventive maintenance.
- The vehicle, highway and community features:
- That aid the driver in avoiding crashes.
- That protect him and his passengers in crashes.
- That maximize the salvage of the injured.
- Signs, signals, and highway markings and highway design features which require understanding for safe operation of motor vehicles.
- Differences in characteristics of urban and rural driving including safe use of modern expressways.
- Pedestrian safety.
- Encourages students participating in the program to enroll in first aid training.
- There is a State research and development program including adequate research, development and procurement of practice driving facilities, simulators, and other similar teaching aids for both school and other driver training use.
- There is a program for adult driving training and retraining.
- Commercial driving schools are licensed and commercial driving instructors are certified in accordance with specific criteria adopted by the State.
- The program should be periodically evaluated by the State, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should be provided with an evaluation summary.