19a ncac 03J .0401       VEHICLE EQUIPMENT

(a)  Behind‑the‑wheel instruction of students in commercial driver training schools shall be conducted in motor vehicles owned or leased by the school.  All vehicles used for the purpose of demonstration and practice shall:

(1)           If used for field instruction be equipped with:

(A)          seatbelts as required by Federal and State law;

(B)          an outside rearview mirror mounted on the right side of the vehicle;

(C)          a heater, defroster, turn signals and brake lights; and

(D)          all other equipment required by G..S. 20 except that a working speedometer is not required.

(2)           Bear conspicuously displayed signs with the words "Student Driver" in letters not less than six inches in height on both the front and rear of the vehicle and also bear conspicuously displayed signs with the name and location of the school in letters not less than three inches in height on both sides of the power unit and on the back of the trailer.

(3)           Meet the safety requirements for commercial motor vehicles as found in CFR 49 Parts 390-397.

(b)  No school equipment shall be used to transport property or persons for compensation, other than a properly enrolled student, except when school equipment is used by certified third party examiners in accordance with the requirements of 19A NCAC 03B .0700 of these Rules, while conducting third party testing, and the school may charge a reasonable fee for the use of the school's equipment.


History Note:        Authority G.S. 20‑320; 20-321; 20-322; 20-323; 20-324; 20-325; 20-326; 20-327; 20‑328;

Eff. May 1, 1987;

Amended Eff. August 1, 2002; August 1, 1994; January 1, 1994; May 1, 1990.