DEPARTMENT OF INSURANCE
NOTICE OF PUBLIC COMMENT PERIOD
Proposed Changes to the Department of Insurance’s Regulation Relating to Defensive Driving Course Discount Automobiles and Motorcycles
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER MATTHEW DENN hereby gives notice of a proposed change to Department of Insurance Regulation 607 relating to the defensive driving course for automobiles and motorcycles. The Commissioner proposes to amend Regulation 607 relating to Defensive Driving Course Discount Automobiles and Motorcycles as a result of comments received in response to the original publication of the proposed changes to Regulation 607. The docket number for this proposed amendment is 2005-140.
The new revised amendments will (1) eliminate the proposed testing requirement for persons taking a defensive driving course; (2) more clearly require that providers offering an on line course will be required to assure that the persons taking the course will meet the same time requirements as those attending live classroom courses; (3) clarify the requirements for live assistance for on line courses; and (4) clarify the on line provider’s obligation to assure the identity of the course taker. The text of the proposed amendment is reproduced in the December 2005 edition of the Delaware Register of Regulations. The text can also be viewed at the Delaware Insurance Commissioner’s website at: http://www.state.de.us/inscom/departments/documents/ProposedRegs/ProposedRegs.shtml.
The Department of Insurance does not plan to hold a public hearing on the proposed changes. Any person can file written comments, suggestions, briefs, compilations of data or other materials concerning the proposed amendments. Any written submission in response to this notice and relevant to the proposed changes must be received by the Department of Insurance no later than 4:30 p.m., Tuesday, January 3, 2006, and should be addressed to Deputy Attorney General Michael J. Rich, c/o Delaware Department of Insurance, 841 Silver Lake Boulevard, Dover, DE 19904, or sent by fax to 302.739.5566 or email to firstname.lastname@example.org.