DRIVER EDUCATION PROVIDER AND INSTRUCTOR ACT (EXCERPT)
Act 384 of 2006
256.627 Definitions; P to T.
As used in this act:
(a) "Performance objective" means a certain level of knowledge and skill a student is expected to acquire to successfully complete a driver education course.
(b) "Person" means an individual, partnership, corporation, association, limited liability company, educational institution, governmental agency or other legal or commercial entity, and their legal successors.
(c) "Practicum" means classroom and behind-the-wheel instruction in a driver education course under the direction of an instructor employed, enlisted, or appointed by a college or university or by a person approved by the secretary of state and a cooperating instructor, providing practical application of theory and experience for a student in an approved driver education instructor preparation program. As used in this subdivision, "cooperating instructor" means a driver education instructor approved by the secretary of state to participate in a practicum course to mentor an uncertified driver education instructor in the practicum.
(d) "Professional development requirements" means training prescribed by the secretary of state to update the instructional knowledge and skill of a driver education instructor.
(e) "Revocation" means the termination of a driver education provider's certification or a driver education instructor's certification.
(f) "Segment 1" means a teen driver education course that meets the requirements in section 37 of this act.
(g) "Segment 2" means a teen driver education course that meets the requirements in section 39 of this act.
(h) "Simulator device training" means that part of a driver education course where a driver education instructor uses interactive simulator units and programs to reproduce driving situations likely to occur in actual driving on a street and the student is required to evaluate risk, make decisions, and respond to the situations presented.
(i) "Suspension" means the temporary withdrawal of a person's certification to engage or offer to engage in activities as a driver education provider or a driver education instructor during the period of suspension.
(j) "Teen driver training" means driver training instruction provided through a segment 1 or segment 2 driver education course that allows a person 17 years of age or less to apply for a level 1 or level 2 graduated driver license.
(k) "Truck driver training" means instruction that is provided to operate a commercial motor vehicle as that term is defined in section 7a of the Michigan vehicle code, 1949 PA 300, MCL 257.7a.
History: 2006, Act 384, Eff. Oct. 1, 2006
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