Each State, in cooperation with its political subdivisions, should have a driver education and training program. This program should provide at least that:

  1. There is a driver education program available to all youths of licensing age which:

    1. Is taught by instructors certified by the State as qualified for these purposes.

    2. Provides each student with practice driving and instruction in at least the following:

      1. Basic and advanced driving techniques including techniques for handling emergencies.

      2. Rules of the road, and other State laws and local motor vehicle laws and ordinances.

      3. Critical vehicle systems and sub-systems requiring preventive maintenance.

      4. The vehicle, highway and community features:

        1. That aid the driver in avoiding crashes.

        2. That protect him and his passengers in crashes.

        3. That maximize the salvage of the injured.

      5. Signs, signals, and highway markings and highway design features which require understanding for safe operation of motor vehicles.

      6. Differences in characteristics of urban and rural driving including safe use of modern expressways.

      7. Pedestrian safety.

    3. Encourages students participating in the program to enroll in first aid training.

  2. 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.

  3. There is a program for adult driving training and retraining.

  4. Commercial driving schools are licensed and commercial driving instructors are certified in accordance with specific criteria adopted by the State.

  5. The program should be periodically evaluated by the State, and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration should be provided with an evaluation summary.