ERIC Number: ED223794
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Driver Education Mandate: A Preliminary Report.
Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
A review of material on driver education in Illinois was conducted to support the recommendation that the state mandate for driver education be removed. Examination of the historical background and the components of the mandate suggested that there were three major goals for driver education: traffic accident reduction, provision of driver education for individuals between 18 and 21 years of age, and provision of a mechanism for training and licensing youth 15 to 18 years of age. Only the goal of providing for early licensing was found to have been met. It was recommended that the State Board of Education support legislation to (1) repeal the state requirement for classroom and behind-the-wheel training in the public secondary school curriculum, (2) amend early licensing provision, (3) amend the statutory provision concerning personnel certification requirements, (4) amend the statutes to authorize school districts to provide a comprehensive driver education program directly or indirectly through contract, and (5) amend the statutes to provide that the secretary of state shall have sole responsibility for licensing and supervision of commercial training driver schools. (Tables of selected national and Illinois data are appended.) (YLB)
Publication Type: Legal/Legislative/Regulatory Materials; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Illinois State Board of Education, Springfield.
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