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					Your License and the Law!
License Suspension & Revocation

   Making a false statement to DMV
   Failing to stop and identify yourself at the scene of a
    crash if someone has been injured or killed
   Operating a motor vehicle while under the influence of
    alcohol or drugs
   Voluntary or involuntary manslaughter resulting from
    driving a motor vehicle
   Committing a drug offense, regardless of whether or
    not a motor vehicle is involved
License Suspension & Revocation
cont…

   Committing a felony involving the use of a
    motor vehicle
   Taking a driver’s license examination for
    another person, or appearing for another
    person to renew a license. If convicted of this
    offense, your license will be revoked for ten
    years
   Eluding police
STRIKE ONE

   If you are convicted of a safety belt, child safety seat or
    demerit-point traffic violation committed when you were
    under age 18, you will be required to satisfactorily
    complete a driver improvement clinic.
   No safe driving points will be awarded for attending the
    clinic. If you don’t satisfactorily complete the clinic
    within 90 days, DMV will suspend your permit or
    license until the clinic is completed.
STRIKE TWO

   After your second demerit point conviction,
    DMV will suspend your permit or license for
    90 days.
   The court may grant you restricted driving
    privileges so you can drive between your home
    and work place provided there is no other
    means of transportation.
Strike Three

   After a third demerit point conviction, DMV will
    revoke your permit or license for one year or
    until you reach 18, whichever is longer. The
    court cannot grant restricted driving privileges.
      Suspended vs. Revoked

   Suspended: If your license is suspended, your
    privilege to drive has been withdrawn
    temporarily. You may pay the required fees and
    reinstate your license at the end of the
    suspension period unless your license expires
    during that period. You must show proof of legal
    presence.
Suspended vs. Revoked cont…

   Revoked: Revocation on the other hand, means
    that your privilege to drive has been terminated.
    Your driving privilege may be restored if you
    reapply for a driver’s license after the revocation
    period has passed. You must also show proof of
    legal presence. You must successfully complete
    the vision screening, two-part knowledge exam
    and road skills tests and pay the required fees
    when you reapply.
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: Intersections


                   Who should YIELD in the following
                             situations?
                    • Controlled Intersections
                    • Uncontrolled Intersections
                    • Single or two-lane roads intersecting with
                      multiple-lane roads
                    • When turning left
                    • T Intersections


                                                               T – 1.14
Topic 3 Lesson 1

      Right–of–Way Concepts: Controlled Intersections

     Controlled Intersections:
         • Signs and/or signals


                   determine who should yield
                   regulate the flow of traffic and pedestrians




                                                                   T – 1.14a
Topic 3 Lesson 1
                   Uncontrolled Intersections/ 4-way Stop
  •An uncontrolled intersection has NO signs or signals to regulate the flow of traffic.

  •A 4-way stop has a stop sign at each corner.
               First Car Rule                             Same Time Rule


                                               When two or more vehicles approach
       Vehicles approaching an                 an intersection at approximately the
       intersection must yield to              same time, the driver of the vehicle
       vehicles already in the                 on the left shall yield the right-of-way
       intersection.                           to the vehicle on the right.




           In these illustrations, the Blue Car must yield the right-of-way.
                                                                                    T – 1.14b
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: Intersections
                   Left Turns          Private road, alley or driveway




           Vehicles turning left       Vehicles entering a roadway
           must yield to oncoming      from a private road, alley or
           traffic – unless there is   driveway shall stop and yield
           a lead green arrow.         right-of-way to traffic on the
                                       roadway.

                                                                 T – 1.14c
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: Intersections

                   T-Intersections                           Traffic Circles




             At a T-intersection, the vehicle     Vehicles entering the traffic
             on the side street must stop         circle shall yield to vehicles
             and yield right of way.              already in the intersection.


              In these illustrations, the Blue Car must yield the right-of-way.
                                                                            T – 1.14d
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                     Expressways/Multi-Lane Roadways

                           Entering a controlled-access highway
                             Yield the right-of-way to vehicles already on the
                             expressway.


                           Leaving a controlled-access highway
                           • Vehicles entering the expressway shall yield to
                             vehicles exiting the expressway.
                           • If you miss the exit, do not stop and/or back up on
                             the expressway. Continue driving to the next exit.


                           Driving on multiple-lane roadways
                   YIELD
                   Right   The vehicle entering the lane of traffic from a lane to
                     of
                    Way
                           the right shall yield right-of-way to the vehicle entering
                           the same lane of traffic from a lane to the left.

                            *See Module 6 for detailed information on limited access
                            roadways.
                                                                                T – 1.15
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: Special Situations



                               the Right-of-Way to School Buses




           the Right-of-Way to Emergency Vehicles



                            the Right-of-Way
                                to Pedestrians
                                                           T – 1.16
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: Special Situations

                   Yield the Right-of-Way to School Buses



     All traffic must stop for a school bus
     with flashing red lights and an
     extended stop sign
                      UNLESS
     the vehicles are traveling on the
     opposite side of a highway on a
     roadway separated by a physical
     barrier or unpaved median area.
  Note: You must also stop if the bus is loading or unloading children
  and the signal devices are not functioning properly.


                                                                  T – 1.16a
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: School Buses
   If a School Bus is Loading
   or Unloading Students...


                                                       Traffic from both directions must stop.
                      School Bus




   At an intersection, all traffic
   must stop.


                                   Vehicles traveling on the opposite side of a divided highway
                                   separated by a barrier or unpaved median do not have to stop.



         In these illustrations, the RED cars must STOP and YIELD Right-of-Way

                                                                                      T – 1.16b
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                   Right–of–Way Concepts: Emergency Vehicles

                                        Yield the Right-of-Way to
                                          Emergency Vehicles

                                        Vehicles must yield the right-of-way to
                                        police, fire, and rescue vehicles using a
                                        siren and/or flashing lights.

            Pull over to the right edge of the road and stop until the emergency
             vehicle has passed.
            If traffic is congested and prevents moving to the right edge of the
             road, adjust lane position and leave a clear path for the emergency
             vehicle to pass.
            On an undivided highway, all traffic must pull over to the edge of the
             road and allow the emergency vehicle to pass.


                                                                             T – 1.16c
Topic 3 Lesson 1

                      Right–of–Way Concepts: Pedestrians




                   Yield the Right-of-Way to Pedestrians at
                              •Intersections
                              •Crosswalks
                              •When Making Right & Left Turns

                                                                T – 1.16d