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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 24. Transportation and Motor Vehicles
Agency 20. Department of Motor Vehicles
Chapter 40. Rules and Regulations on Accident Prevention Courses for Older Drivers
8/3/2020

24VAC20-40-20. Accident Prevention Course Approval and Application for Approval.

A. Course sponsors may file an application for approval at any time with the commissioner. Applications shall be accompanied by the following:

1. A copy of the proposed accident prevention course materials, curriculum, and promotional documents;

2. The name, address, and social security number of instructors who shall conduct the course;

3. A copy of the manual and course materials indicating method and length of training course for instructors;

4. Criteria for selecting instructors;

5. The address and description of each classroom facility in which courses shall be conducted, including the maximum capacity of the classroom;

6. A copy of any research studies and other materials, if existing, which indicate the validity of the course for accident/conviction prevention, or which provide an empirical basis for the course contents and methodology;

7. The fee charged to participants, amount of time in hours normally required to complete the course, and number of days required to complete these hours;

8. A statement as to ability and willingness to meet the standards and requirements set forth in this chapter;

9. The name, address, and telephone number of the responsible contact person;

10. Any procedures or plans in existence for monitoring and maintaining the quality of instruction and for periodic updating of course contents and methods.

B. Course approval shall be valid for a three-year period and thereafter unless rescinded by the commissioner.

C. No course shall be approved unless the course and its sponsors fulfill the requirements set forth in this chapter.

D. After giving 15 days' notice and an opportunity for a hearing, the commissioner may rescind or cancel the approval of a course for any of the following reasons:

1. Change in fee, or changes, deletions, or additions to the course curriculum and methods without prior approval by the commissioner;

2. A finding that the course is ineffective or counter-effective in improving highway safety;

3. Failure to comply with any of the standards and procedural requirements of this chapter.

Statutory Authority

§§ 46.2-203 and 38.2-2217 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR485-50-8401 § 2, eff. October 28, 1984.

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