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Chapter 10. Courses of Study.Subchapter 1. High School Courses of Study.Article 2. Automobile Driver Training.Standards for Automobiles Used.   

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(a) Equipment. An automobile used for the laboratory phase of driver education shall at all times have the following equipment:

(1) Dual controls of a type approved by the California Department of Education. American Automobile Association dual controls and those of similar specifications are approved.

(2) Seat belts that conform to the requirements of Motor Vehicle Code section 27304.

(3) Outside rear-view mirrors for the driver's side and for the righthand front seat.

(4) Heaters and ventilators as needed for the protection of health of the students and teachers.

(5) Tire chains, if the automobile is being used under conditions where the Department of Public Works requires them or where local police or the Highway Patrol recommend them.

(6) First-aid kits, safety flares, and either reflectors or a flashing light warning system, all maintained in good condition, and readily accessible.

(7) Appropriate tools and minor replacements for emergency repairs.

(8) A spare tire.

(b) Identification. Some means shall be used to identify the automobile with the laboratory phase of driver education. The name of a lender of an automobile may be placed, on a single line only and only once, on each side and the rear of the automobile in letters not exceeding one and one-half (11/2) inches in height.

(c) Maintenance. An automobile used in the laboratory phase of driver education shall receive protective maintenance and repairs in accordance with recommendations of the manufacturer. Maintenance records shall be kept for it.

(d) Safety Check. A complete safety check, as recommended by the manufacturer, shall be completed on each automobile used in the laboratory phase of driver education at least once each semester by a competent and qualified mechanic to insure it is in a safe operating condition.

(e) Replacement. An automobile used in the laboratory phase of driver education shall be replaced when it cannot be maintained to meet maximum safety standards.

(f) Restricted Use. A loaned or leased automobile used in the laboratory phase of driver education shall be used only for the laboratory phase of driver education.

The driver education identification of a district owned automobile shall be removed or covered whenever the automobile is used for other purposes. The cost of such other use is not reimbursable.

(Amended by Register 2010, No. 52.)