Effective Date of Rule: September 1, 2007.
Purpose: In response to a recommendation of the joint transportation committee's teen driving study, the traffic safety education behind-the-wheel (BTW) requirement has been increased from four to six hours. This will align the BTW requirement for the public school system with the department of licensing's requirement for the commercial driving schools, with an effective date of September 1, 2007.
Citation of Existing Rules Affected by this Order: Amending WAC 392-153-035.
Statutory Authority for Adoption: Chapter 28A.220 RCW and RCW 46.20.100.
Adopted under notice filed as WSR 07-05-056 on February 20, 2007.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Comply with Federal Statute: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; Federal Rules or Standards: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Recently Enacted State Statutes: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted at Request of a Nongovernmental Entity: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted on the Agency's Own Initiative: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted in Order to Clarify, Streamline, or Reform Agency Procedures: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0.
Number of Sections Adopted Using Negotiated Rule Making: New 0, Amended 1, Repealed 0; Pilot Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0; or Other Alternative Rule Making: New 0, Amended 0, Repealed 0.
Date Adopted: April 6, 2007.
Dr. Terry Bergeson
AMENDATORY SECTION(Amending WSR 06-08-043, filed 3/30/06, effective 4/30/06)
WAC 392-153-035 Course scheduling requirements. (1) Any portion of a traffic safety education course may be taught after regular school hours or on Saturdays, as well as on regular school days or as a summer school course.
(2) Students shall not have more than two hours of classroom and one hour laboratory instruction in any twenty-four hour period. Where simulation and/or off-street multiple car driving ranges are utilized, up to one additional hour per day is allowed.
(3) The minimum course of instruction is thirty hours of
classroom instruction, ((
four)) six hours of driving
experience and four hours of driving observation time. Break
time shall not be included in clock hours. Four hours of
simulation instruction may be substituted for up to one hour
driving experience. Two hours of multiple car off-street
driving range time may be substituted for up to one hour of
[Statutory Authority: RCW 28A.150.290. 06-08-043, § 392-153-035, filed 3/30/06, effective 4/30/06. Statutory Authority: Chapters 28A.220 and 46.82 RCW. 01-16-003, § 392-153-035, filed 7/18/01, effective 8/18/01. Statutory Authority: RCW 46.81.020. 80-09-027 (Order 80-24), § 392-153-035, filed 7/9/80; Order 13-76, § 392-153-035, filed 12/21/76; Order 7-75, § 392-153-035, filed 12/22/75. Formerly WAC 392-50-060.]