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					Driver’s Education

    Section IV
      Day 2
 Take Section IV Quiz

Answer the 15 questions, turn into
the teacher, then get out notebook
 and get ready for Bell Ringer #2
                   Day 2
              Bell Ringer #2
 Write  3 paragraphs (5 sentences in each) in
  response to this situation.
 You have just passed a car on the highway. You
  had to break the speed limit to do so, and as you
  pass, you notice that the driver was asleep. Also,
  a cop is pulling up behind you, so you think it may
  be because of your speed. What are your actions
  now? Give your story.
         DMVM pages 22-29
                (Copy these)

» Changing Lanes       Backing
» Lane Positions       Visibility
» Lane Placement in    BGE
             Changing Lanes

•   DMVM page 26
•   Check side mirrors
•   Check rearview mirror
•   Turn signal
•   Watch out for drivers that may want to go
    where you want to go!
          Changing Lanes
                 DMVM - page 26

 To change lanes, always check blind-spots!
 Always use your signal to communicate
  your intention to other drivers!!!
 Lane Positions might also indicate where
  you are going, and may indicate where
  another driver is planning to go.
            Blind Spots
               DMVM - page 23

• Blind spots are dangerous areas which
  cannot be seen in the mirrors on
  either or both sides of the vehicle.
• Quick turns of the head (over the
• Avoid other driver’s blind spots!
Lane Positions
(Copy this)

 5 Lane Positions
 1 - center of the lane - 3 ft. on both sides of
  car between lines
 2 - to the left of your lane - 6 ft. from right side
 3 - to the right of your lane - 6 ft. from left side
 4 - to the left, straddle the line
 5 - to the right, straddle the line
Topic 1 Lesson 4
                                  Lane Position
                                   (Do Not Copy)

      Create Space and Improve Visibility by Adjusting
           the Position of the Vehicle in the Lane
                      Lane Positions – 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5
                   Within Lane Positions           Straddle Lane Positions

                                                             LP 4

                                     LP 2

               LP 1

                                     LP 3

                                                             LP 5

                                                                    T – 5.15
Entering an Intersection
DMVM - page 22

• Check from left to right
• Always look to both sides to make sure it’s
  clear (animals, pedestrians, cars, etc.)
• Check surroundings - intersection,
  crosswalks, shopping centers,
  construction areas, and playgrounds.
• What are the dangers?
• Look to left first since those vehicles are
  closest to you.
• Look to the right, then back to left before
  you drive through.
Topic 2 Lesson 1
                        Intersection Search Patterns
                                 (Copy This Slide)
  Intersection Approach:
   Step 1 (Search)
      Identify intersection
      Identify controls
      Check rear areas
      Search for intersection problems
    Step 2 (Evaluate)
      Scan path of travel 1st
      Scan all other areas
      Look for closed or changing
       frontal areas

     Step 3 (Execute)
       Adjust speed
       Maintain lane position
       Stop behind crosswalk, or
       Proceed through open space area

        in Time
                                                       T – 5.17
(Copy this)

• Risk is increased at intersections
  controlled by stop signs when joining
  and/or crossing multi-lane traffic
  traveling at speeds up to 60 mph.
Crossing and Joining Traffic
at Intersections
(Copy This)

• Crossing or joining traffic traveling at
  high speeds require larger gaps
  when traveling at higher speeds.
Intersections Controlled by Traffic
(Copy This)

• Check for the following
    – Oncoming vehicles making a left turn
    – Pedestrians and cyclists in crosswalk
    – Cross Traffic
• Count to three before moving
        • Why?
• Make sure there is space available before
  moving into the intersection for a left turn.
Intersections Controlled by a Yield
(copy this)

     Important to judge
      the distance/speed
      of approaching
     Make sure there is
      ample space so that
      you may join or cross
      traffic safely
            Classwork #2
• DMVM - pages 26-27
• Copy into your notebook the 5 guidelines for
  passing other vehicles (marked by the
• Page 27, copy the guideline for being passed.
  (1 arrow)
• Page 27, copy down the 4 items for when
  passing is prohibited (marked by the arrows)

                 DMVM - page 27

 Common mistake is failing to look both
  ways behind you.
 Mirrors don’t give full view
 Turn body and head
 Back-up slowly and check for pedestrians
  and approaching traffic
  Backing and Turning
  Copy this slide
 The rear of the vehicle moves in the direction that you turn the
  steering wheel, while the front swings in the opposite direction.
 If you are backing left or right, keep both hands on the steering
 Maximize your ability to see by turning your head and shoulders in
  the directions you want to move.
 Look both ways before driving.
 Always back slowly, with repeated
  glances to the front.

(She is turning to the left)
 Backing Straight
 Copy this slide

 Place your left hand on top of the steering
   wheel and your right arm across the top of the
   passenger seat.
                                        Left Hand
                          DMVM - page 27

 Dry road, good tires and brakes
  - 265 ft. for a passenger vehicle
  to stop at 55 MPH.
 Adjust speed to visibility issues -
  hills, curves, intersections,
  weather, night/day, etc.
                    DMVM - page 27

 Headlights only let you see
  about 350 feet ahead
  (normal conditions)
 Fog, rain, snow, etc.
 If you cannot see more than
  100 ft. ahead, you can’t
  drive safely at any speed.
 Get off roadway until
  weather breaks.
         Blind Spot/Glare Elimination
               Do Not Copy (Demonstrate)

 To adjust the driver’s side
  mirror, place head against
  the window, adjust mirror to
  see along side of car.
 To adjust passenger side,
  move body to the middle of
  the front (in front of rear
  view), adjust mirror to see
  down side of car.
Topic 5 Lesson 1
                   Traditional Mirror Views and Blind Spots
                                 (Do not copy)
                        Right mirror blind
                                      Right side view mirror

                                          Rear view mirror
                                          (        )

                                 Left side view mirror

                        Left mirror
                        blind zone

                             Notice the large blind zone areas and the
                             overlap between the side and rear mirrors
                             when using traditional mirror settings.

                                                                  T – 2.34
Topic 5 Lesson 1
                    Mirror Blind Spot and Glare Elimination (BGE)
                                                   (Do Not Copy)
   Adjusting the side mirror setting 15 degree outward (BGE) allows you
    to see the lanes to the sides and does not overlap as much with the
              area you can already see in your rear view mirror

                                                         BGE RIGHT SIDE MIRROR VIEW
                    Vision Area

                                                                              REAR MIRROR

                   Vision Area
                                                            BGE LEFT SIDE MIRROR VIEW

                        Reference: Blindzone & Glare Elimination (BGE) Mirror Settings (G. Platzer, 1996)
                                                                                                            T – 2.35
            End of Day 2
• Day 3 – bell ringer, notes, and
• Don’t forget the test will be on Day 4!

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