Drivers Education by dfhdhdhdhjr

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									Driver’s Education

       Chapter 7
Negotiating Intersections
        Searching Intersections
• The chances of a collision are greater at
  intersections than any other point on a roadway.
• Look for these cue to identify an intersection
  ahead.
• Street sign/Street light
• Crossing traffic
• Turning traffic
• Traffic stopping
       Searching Intersections
• Intersections can be
  found in various
  designs.
• Most are roads
  crossing in a + or X
  pattern.
• Others may form a Y
      Controlled Intersection
• Is one at which traffic signals or signs
  determine the right of way.

• Controlled w/ signs: STOP – you must
  come to a full stop at a stop sign, crosswalk
  or stop line.
• Yield – you must slow and yield the right of
  way to vehicles on through street.
    Controlled Intersections w/
             Signals
• As you approach a signal, you need to think
  of what is about to take place. You need to
  consider if the light is about to change.
• How do you do that? -
•       SCAN AHEAD
• You should have a good idea of what’s
  going on prior to reaching the intersection
     Uncontrolled Intersections
• Motorists entering
  the intersection
  from a private road
  or driveway must
  yield to all traffic
  on the main road.
• If a traffic light is
  out treat it as a 4
  way stop
           Stale Green Light
• Is a light that has been green for a long
  time. If it remains green after you first see
  it, be prepared to slow down. Chances are
  that it will turn yellow very soon.
         Fresh Green Light
• This is a light that has just turned green.
• Be cautious if you are the first car. Prior to
  going, check the intersection to make sure
  that no other cars are running the yellow
  light.
   Yellow Light
As you approach the intersection as
the light is turning yellow, you
must make a decision whether to
stop or proceed.
A good rule of thumb, if the light
turns yellow before you reach the
point of no return, go through it.
If you are making the decision to
stop, check the rear zone to make
sure it is safe to stop w/out anyone
hitting you.
   Left on Yellow in the middle
         of a Intersection
• Be cautious about making a left while your
  in the middle of a intersection. You must
  look around all incoming traffic prior to
  proceeding. A lot of accidents happen in
  this scenario.
            Red Light
• You must STOP!
 Stopping at Railroad Crossings
• Motorist must stop at least 15 ft. from
  railroad crossing when there are lights
  flashing, bells, or flag signals
• Never attempt to cross until gates have been
  raised and lights have stopped flashing
• Commercial Vehicles must stop at all
  railroad crossings
• Never stop on the tracks
      Searching Intersections
• Traffic Circle –
  formed when several
  roadways meet at a
  circle.
• A driver needs to
  know how to identify
  and safely negotiate
  traffic circles.
• Click Here____> Bad    Example
  Entering Highways,
Parkways, and Turnpikes
• Acceleration Lane:
  used to speed up to
  join flow of traffic
  - Obey posted speed
    limits
  - Speed up to the flow
    of traffic
  - Try to avoid coming
    to a complete stop
    in the acceleration
    lane
  - Yield to traffic and
    enter the right-hand
    lane when safe
   Leaving Highways,
Parkways, and Turnpikes
• Deceleration Lane:
  used to slow down
  when exiting
  – Start Slowing down
    when entering
    deceleration lane
  – Obey the posted speed
  – If you miss an exit take
    the next one
  – Never back up on exit
    ramp

								
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