DRIVER PERMITS PROGRAMS AND SKILLS TESTS
Administrative Rule Adopted by Private for Hire Transportation Board of Review Pursuant to Rule-Making Authority
A. The following driver safety programs are approved by the Bureau for purposes of 16.40.090.F:
1. Fifty Five Alive
2. National Traffic Safety Institute classroom program with additional Passenger/Van module
3. Commercial Driver’s License (CDL) with passenger endorsement (for limousine drivers only)
4. Any driver safety program offered by a taxi, LPT, limousine, shuttle or SAT company that is approved by the Administrator as being equivalent to those programs listed in subsections 1-3 above.
B. The following customer service programs are approved by the Bureau for purposes of 16.40.090.F:
1. Travel Oregon’s online customer service training. A score of 80% or better is required to pass.
2. The Administrator will approve a private for-hire transportation-specific customer service training as this becomes available.
C. When a permit is issued, the Administrator will provide certification paperwork to the driver. Within 6 months of issuance of a driver’s permit, the driver must submit the completed certification paperwork to the Administrator as proof of completion of an approved program. Permits are automatically revoked if a driver fails to successfully complete the program within 6 months from the date of the permit issuance.
D. The Bureau will administer the skills tests described in 16.40.090.G.
E. Applicants that fail a skills test are not eligible to retake that test for at least 14 days.
F. If an applicant has successfully completed any safety program listed in subsection A (1-4) above within 12 months before applying for a permit, the applicant is considered in compliance with 16.40.090 F. 1.
Reference: City Code Chapter 16.40 Private For-Hire Transportation Regulations.
Adopted by the Private for Hire Transportation Board of Review October 14, 2009 as Administrative Rule No. PFH 16.40.090-02.
Renumbered by City Auditor and filed for inclusion in PPD October 21, 2009.