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Driver education
Education (EDN) CHAPTER 16, TITLE 1, ARTICLE 17
§ 806-a. Driver education. 1. Notwithstanding any other provision of
law, all school districts providing instruction in driver education
shall include in such instruction: (a) a driver safety component with an
emphasis on the effects of alcohol and drug use, (b) instruction in
motorcycle safety awareness. The commissioner, upon approval by the
commissioner of motor vehicles, shall establish a curriculum for the
alcohol and drug education component which shall include but not be
limited to: instruction describing the hazards of driving while impaired
or intoxicated; the penalties for alcohol related motor vehicle
violations including sanctions set forth in the penal law that apply to
homicides and assaults arising out of the operation of a motor vehicle
while intoxicated and those sanctions set forth in the vehicle and
traffic law relating to driving while intoxicated; and the medical,
biological and physiological effects of the consumption of alcohol and
their impact on the operation of a motor vehicle.

2. The commissioner, upon approval of the commissioner of motor
vehicles, shall establish by regulation a certification process by
driver education courses of the amount of time a holder of a class DJ or
class MJ learner's permit has spent operating a motor vehicle while
under the immediate supervision of a driver education teacher. A
certificate issued pursuant to this subdivision shall be deemed to be
proof of all or a portion of the supervised driving experience required
under certification pursuant to paragraph (d) of subdivision two of
section five hundred two of the vehicle and traffic law.