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RULE §98.70Instructor--Responsibilities

(a) An instructor must:

  (1) notify the department of any change in the instructor's address, phone number, or email address within 15 days from the date of the change;

  (2) maintain a valid driver's license that entitles the license holder to operate a motorcycle on a public road;

  (3) maintain a driving record that meets the requirements of §98.21(5);

  (4) act immediately to appropriately address the medical needs of any person injured at the training site and summon emergency medical services if necessary;

  (5) report each injury to the motorcycle school in a timely manner;

  (6) cooperate with all department audits and investigations and provide all requested documents;

  (7) before each course, inspect each motorcycle to be used on the range to ensure the motorcycle meets the requirements of §98.102;

  (8) ensure that each motorcycle provided by a student meets the insurance requirements of §98.102(b)(2) before the motorcycle is used on the range;

  (9) provide instruction only in compliance with a curriculum approved by the department;

  (10) be capable of instructing the entire course and providing technically correct riding demonstrations;

  (11) comply with the student-to-instructor ratio requirements in §98.108;

  (12) supervise all students and personnel on the range;

  (13) wear the protective gear required by §98.108(e) whenever riding a motorcycle to, from, or during rider training activities;

  (14) ensure all students wear the protective gear required by §98.108(e) when participating in the on-cycle activities of the course; and

  (15) deal honestly with members of the public and the department.

(b) An instructor must not:

  (1) instruct a student if either the instructor or student exhibits signs of impairment from the use of an alcoholic beverage, controlled substance, drug, or dangerous drug, as defined in Texas Penal Code §1.07; or

  (2) complete, issue, or validate a certificate of course completion to a person who has not successfully completed the course.

Source Note: The provisions of this §98.70 adopted to be effective September 1, 2020, 45 TexReg 6088; amended to be effective September 1, 2021, 46 TexReg 5410; amended to be effective January 1, 2024, 48 TexReg 7980

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