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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 20. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 121. Virginia Driver Training Schools Regulations
8/5/2020

24VAC20-121-90. School Contracts.

A. All contracts between any school and any individual or group attending the school shall be in a standard format approved by the department. A school shall not make any changes to the format without review and approval by the department. A copy of the signed contract must be provided to each student who signs the contract for those students 18 years of age or older and those students under 18 years of age who are either married or emancipated. For students under 18 years of age who are not married or emancipated, a copy of the signed contract must be provided to the parents or legal guardians who sign the contract.

Excluding transcripts and certificates of completion, all written correspondence from schools to current or former students and their parents or legal guardians related in any way to course work or the contract between the school and the student shall include standard information about the department's toll-free telephone hotline. The department shall specify to the schools, as part of the school license application package, the content and the font requirements for this hotline information.

Schools may not include any statements in their contracts that place the financial responsibility for accidents occurring in school-owned vehicles during periods of instruction on the student or on the parents or legal guardians of students operating the vehicles.

B. The required elements for all contracts between schools and their independent contractors shall be provided by the department as part of the school license application package.

C. Addenda to any contracts between a school and its students or a school and its independent contractors shall be approved by the department.

D. Licensed driver training schools may conduct training courses at public or private schools, subject to existing statutory and regulatory requirements. Driver training schools offering such training shall provide the department, in a format prescribed by the department, with a copy of the contract between the driver training school and the public or private school along with confirmation as to which portion of the training, if any, is being conducted at the public or private school.

Statutory Authority

§§ 46.2-203 and 46.2-1703 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from Volume 24, Issue 04, eff. January 1, 2008; amended, Virginia Register Volume 27, Issue 09, eff. February 2, 2011.

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