|(a) Except as modified by subsection (c) of this section,
the department adopts the educational, safety, and instructor standards
for the Motorcycle Safety Foundation's (MSF) basic, intermediate,
and advanced motorcycle operator training and instructor preparation
(b) Approved course curricula are available for inspection
at the department's Austin headquarters.
(c) In addition to these curricula requirements, the
minimum standards for motorcycle operator training courses include
the items detailed in this subsection:
(1) The student to instructor ratio for the basic and
advanced course classroom instruction may not exceed 36 students per
(2) The student to instructor ratio for on-cycle instruction
may not exceed six students per instructor until the instructor has
taught more than six courses. Once this has occurred and the instructor
has requested in writing and received written permission from the
department, they may teach up to eight students alone. In no case
will there be more than 12 students on the range at any given time.
(3) The department may change these ratios on a case-by-case
basis when such change is justified after considering the available
facilities, the safety of the students and instructor(s), and the
efficient conduct of the course.
(4) A separate motorcycle must be available for each
individual student during all on-cycle instruction.
(d) All participants and instructors must wear protective
gear when participating in the on-cycle portion of the course. The
minimum protective gear includes:
(1) a motorcycle helmet that meets Department of Transportation
(2) eye protection;
(3) over-the-ankle, sturdy footwear (not cloth, canvas,
(4) long-sleeved shirt or jacket;
(5) long, non-flare denim pants or equivalent; and
(6) full-fingered gloves, preferably leather.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §31.6 adopted to be effective April 20, 1993, 18 TexReg 2301; amended to be effective April 15, 1997, 22 TexReg 3305; amended to be effective May 10, 2000, 25 TexReg 4192; amended to be effective May 1, 2001, 26 TexReg 3222; amended to be effective December 25, 2003, 28 TexReg 11343; amended to be effective December 23, 2004, 29 TexReg 11747; amended to be effective November 9, 2014, 39 TexReg 8596