Keep DIP and Safe & Sober in Driving Schools
The MVA is preparing to implement changes to COMAR's definition of a "classroom setting" as it pertains to DIP and Safe & Sober - ref: COMAR 11.12.09 - Regs .04 – G(6) & I(7). The proposed changes would allow any business that can provide "a private setting free of other noise and distractions" to offer the program testing for DIP and Safe & Sober. Not only would this change lower the standards and guidelines as defined in the COMAR and impact the number of customers we service annually but it would also have a significant impact on compliance.
In recent years, driver instructional services has had a high turnover in the compliance department. Even at full staff, they are hard pressed to make it to all the driving schools twice a year. Just imagine what compliance would be like if the number of provider locations suddenly quadrupled.
Please help us keep the quality of our State's remedial programs held to a higher standard by signing our petition today.