Ill. Admin. Code tit. 50, § 8000.20 - Course and Sponsoring Agency Approval

Current through Register Vol. 46, No. 15, April 8, 2022

A sponsoring agency which proposes to offer a motor vehicle accident prevention course to the public for liability insurance premium reduction must submit a completed application for approval to conduct such course on a form prescribed by the Secretary and receive approval from the Program Administrator before such course can qualify for liability insurance premium reduction.

a) In order to be approved, a motor vehicle accident prevention course must:
1) have been given for at least two (2) years and research documentation showing evidence of effectiveness must be presented. However, a course which has not been given for at least two (2) years shall be approved on a probationary basis for two (2) years following a review of the course curriculum and a review of an actual presentation of the course, with research documentation showing evidence of effectiveness to be presented prior to renewal of approval;
2) provide a minimum of eight (8) hours of classroom instruction. It is recommended that the entire course not be completed within a single day to allow time for adequate comprehension of traffic safety concepts. Such instruction must address the following subject areas and at least one (1) classroom hour must be devoted to each:
A) the concept of accident preventability including a discussion of the magnitude of traffic accident problems;
B) defensive driving techniques;
C) alcohol and/or any other drug or medication, and aging process as each affects safe driving ability;
D) the risk factors involved in errant driver attitude and behavior such as speeding, reckless driving, improper lane use; and
E) traffic laws in the State of Illinois.
3) incorporate audio-visual aids such as films, blackboards, magnetic boards, flip charts, and slides, when appropriate. Films, filmstrips, audio recordings, shall not exceed an aggregate of one quarter of the total presentation time;
4) include at the conclusion, a written examination covering all subject areas addressed in the course presentation;
5) be able to be subjected to quality control procedures, such as unannounced on-site visits, acceptable to the Secretary in order to ensure that the course continues to meet the standards set forth in this Part. This will involve the periodic review of administrative procedures, documentation of completions and program monitoring; and
6) provide to the Program Administrator a copy of an instructor's manual, course participant's manual, and a description of audio-visual aids utilized in the presentation of the course.
b) In order to be approved, a sponsoring agency must:
1) provide an instructor preparation course of at least eight (8) hours classroom instruction to ensure competency in delivering the course;
2) provide each instructor with an instructor's manual, instructional material (audio-visuals), and provide student workbooks and/or manuals when necessary to follow and participate in the course;
3) establish and maintain a record system compatible with the Secretary's requirements for maintenance of records of certification of course completion and submission of such information to the Program Administrator;
4) designate in the application for approval an individual as representative of the sponsoring agency, including address and telephone number, who is responsible for all dealings with the Secretary, Director, and/or Program Administrator in order to provide efficient administration of the course;
5) provide an address and telephone number which may be disseminated to the public; and
6) maintain an office and staff in the State of Illinois for the operation and supervision of such course.
c) Course and sponsoring agency approval must be renewed every two (2) years by submitting a completed application for approval to the Program Administrator.

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Ill. Admin. Code tit. 50, § 8000.20

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