|Effective date of original law: |
June 16, 1980
Ultimate Program Responsibility
State Department of Transportation
Motor Vehicle Safety Office
601 Kamokila Boulevard, Room 511
Kapolei, HI 96707
Morgan D.E. Keene,
University of Hawaii System
Motorcycle Safety Education Program Leeward Community College
96-045 Ala Ike
Pearl City, HI 96782-3393
- Source of funding: Insurer assessment ($2 per year) on each motorcycle insured or self-insured
- Stipulated use of funds: To administer a driver’s education program for motorcycle or motor scooter operators
Relationship Among Various Programs
- Currently, all Certified Instructors work at the University of Hawaii Leeward Community College.
Collection of Rider Training and Licensing Data
- Agency responsible for collecting rider training data: Rider training delivery agencies collect the data and forward it upon request to Department of Transportation.
- Agency responsible for collecting licensing data: The City and County of Honolulu Department of Information Technology collects licensing data and provides it to the Department of Transportation upon request.
- Data available in electronic format: Driver licensing data are available electronically. Rider training data can be made available electronically upon request.
- Link between crash, licensing, and rider education data: None
- Months of instruction: January through December
- Number of instruction sites: 5
- Types of providers: The University of Hawaii system is the only provider.
Operations and Participant Characteristics
- Courses offered: 160
- Students enrolled: 2,399
- No-shows or registration refunds: 151 no shows, 49 refunds
- Time until course reaches capacity: N/A
- Average waiting period to take course: 2–3 weeks
- Students on waiting list: 0
Program Funding and Expenditures
- Annual budget: $355,300
- Source of Federal funds: None
- Average cost to State to educate rider: $148.10
- Course tuition charged to novice rider: $150
- Course tuition charged to experienced rider: $100
- Special fees in addition to course fees: None
- Approved curriculum: MRC:RSS
- Advisory committee: N/A
- Curriculum approved by:
State Department of Transportation
- Process to modify curriculum: All curricula are reviewed by the Department of Transportation every 5 years to ensure that they are relevant.
- Data collected for modifications: N/A
- Validation process for modifications: N/A
Instructor Selection, Training, and Evaluation
- State certification or approval is required for Instructors and Chief Instructors.
- There is no probation or internship requirement for Instructors.
- Updates are required for Instructors every 2 years. The candidate must successfully complete an Instructor update or refresher course relating to rider education at least once every 2 years that meets or exceeds nationally recognized standards and must teach a minimum of three rider education courses each year.
Profile of Instructors
- Certified Instructors/RiderCoaches: 16
- Chief Instructors/RiderCoach Trainers: 3
- Instructor candidates in 2001: 6
- Percentage of successful Instructor candidates: 50%
- Instructor demographics: N/A
- Reciprocity for Instructors trained in other States: No
Quality Control Procedures
- Department of Transportation monitors course presentations at least twice per year. Delivery agency monitors every week.
- The University of Hawaii monitors and coaches its Instructors regularly and is responsible for
- Department of Transportation monitors individuals and agencies at least twice each year.
The University of Hawaii monitors its Instructors weekly.
- Program conducts regular evaluations.
- Chief Instructors monitor course delivery, student satisfaction surveys, completion data, and
- The evaluation information is used to fine tune the program.
- $5 fee
- Successful completion of
- Successful completion of knowledge exam
- Valid for 1 year
- $9–$18 fee
- Rider must be 16 under the partial graduated licensing statutes with successful completion of a rider education program.
- Motorcycle endorsement renewed every 4 years for ages 15–17; 6 years for 18–71; and 2 years for 72 and older.
Testing and Training Responsibilities
- Testing agency: Differs by county—it is the police department on the County of Hawaii and the Department of Finance on Maui, Kauai, and Honolulu.
- Third-party testing: Yes (for skills only)
- Agency responsible for training examiners:
County licensing agencies train their own personnel.
Knowledge and Skills Tests Used
- Knowledge test used: MSF
- Skills test used: Alternate MOST
- Rider education waiver: Skills
- Reciprocity for rider education completed in
another State: None
- Reciprocal license waiver: None
Operator and Vehicle Characteristics
- Motorcycle operators licensed: 31,397
- Registered motorcycles: 17,661
- New motorcycle licenses/endorsements issued in 2001: N/A
- Operators licensed through rider education in 2001: 1,927
- Operators licensed without rider education: N/A
- Operators without license or proper endorsement: 5,024
Motorcyclist Licensing System
- Graduated licensing: Yes
- Tiered licensing: None
Public Information and Education
- Operator’s manual used: Modified Motorcycle Operator’s Manual
- Annual budget for public information and education: None