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START Safety Training and Rural Transit (Learner's Training Module)

The National RTAP START Safety Training and Rural Transit Learner's Training Module offers information for training new drivers or refresher training for experienced drivers. The course consists of three sections:
  • Vehicle Safety,
  • Driver/Operator Safety
  • Passenger Safety

The written content was updated in October 2015. A section on Securing Motorized Wheelchairs and Scooters was added to START in February 2018.

The module includes a computer disc with training videos; a PowerPoint presentation and instructor materials; and a Flash version of the eLearning START module. DVDs with videos that can be viewed on television DVD players are also available upon request to info@nationalrtap.org.

There is an interactive online version of this course –  START Online .It provides the same content, but uses e-learning tools to enhance and reinforce learning: scenarios, exercises, games, quizzes, etc. The online version can be used before, during or after instructor-led training of START.