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Chapter 1. You Are The Driver. 1.1 You Are Part Of The System. Highway Transportation System (HTS) Purpose – is to move people and cargo from one place to another in a safe and economical manner Three Parts of the HTS People Vehicles Roadways. 1.1 You Are Part of The System. People

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Chapter 1

Chapter 1

You Are The Driver


1 1 you are part of the system

1.1 You Are Part Of The System

  • Highway Transportation System (HTS)

    • Purpose – is to move people and cargo from one place to another in a safe and economical manner

    • Three Parts of the HTS

      • People

      • Vehicles

      • Roadways


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1.1 You Are Part of The System

  • People

    • Pedestrians

    • Drivers

    • Riders

    • You Tube – Pedestrians on the Road


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1.1 You Are Part of The System

  • Vehicles

    • Cars

    • Trucks

    • Buses

    • Mopeds

    • Campers

    • Farm Equipment


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1.1 You Are Part of The System

  • Roadways

    • Paved

    • Dirt

    • Gravel

    • Wet/Rain

    • Snow

    • Ice

    • Uneven


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1.1 You Are Part of The System

  • Regulating the HTS (Highway Transportation System)

    • Drivers – Most Important

    • Federal Agencies – develop the traffic safety guidelines

    • State Agencies (State Police)- Enforce Laws

    • Local Agencies (Aurora Police) – Enforce Laws

    • Vehicle Code Book – federal and state laws that regulate the HTS


1 2 your driving task

1.2 Your Driving Task

  • Your Driving Task consists of three parts

    • Social Skills – interacting with other drivers

    • Physical Skills – ability to control your car

    • Mental (Decision-Making) Skills – involves decision making skills


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1.2 Your Driving Task

  • Social Skills

    • You must interact with people successfully

    • You must obey laws

    • You must cooperate with others

    • You must be courteous to others


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1.2 Your driving Task

  • Physical Skills

    • Your handling the car must become a habit

    • New drivers must concentrate on the physical part of driving, heavily

    • After a lot of practice habits develop and you can focus on the social and mental parts of driving


Show richie parker you tube clip

Show Richie Parker – you tube clip


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1.2 Your Driving Task

  • Mental Skills

    • Decision Making

    • You will learn how to use the IPDE Process to become successful at making decisions while driving

    • You must become a defensive driver to protect you from dangerous driving situations


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1.2 Your Driving Task

  • The IPDE Process

    • Identify

      • Important information in the ongoing driving scene

    • Predict

      • When and where the conflicts will develop

    • Decide

      • When, where and how to communicate, adjust speed and/or change position to avoid conflict

    • Execute

      • The right action(s) to prevent conflict

      • The Smith System and Zone Control are two examples of systems that apply the IPDE


1 3 your driving responsibilities

1.3 Your Driving Responsibilities

  • Driving is a Privilege – not a right

    • The keys are in your hands – you must obey traffic laws, be responsible and respect having a driver’s license

    • Three Parts you are in control of

      • Attitude

      • Knowledge

      • Skills


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1.3 Your Driving Responsibilities

  • Attitude

    • Your willingness to learn and to effectively use safe-driving habits

    • Who’s in control of YOUR attitude? Attitudes, Habits & Feelingshttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rm-MCDoi0GI (2:45)

    • Road Rage

      • Very dangerous and shows you have a negative attitude towards driving

    • Reckless Driving

      • Brings you negative attention Aggressive Driving -http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL6QuF3O8qs


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1.3 Your Driving Responsibilities

  • Breakdowns in the HTS

  • Breakdowns occur when any part of the system does not work well

  • Examples

    • Traffic congestions

    • Collisions

  • Accident vs. Collision

    • Accident – implies that something just happens by chance

    • Collision – occurs when a vehicle conflicts with and hits another object


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1.3 Your Driving Responsibilty

Common Driving Errors

Under or Over Steer

Brake Late

Roll through a stop sign

Drive too close to center line

Speeding

Not using turn signal


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1.3 Your Driving Responsibilities

  • Breakdowns

  • Causes of Collisions (serious)

    • Following another vehicle too closely

    • Driving too fast for conditions

    • Driving after drinking or using drugs

    • Cell phone use/TEXTING


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1.3 Your Driving Responsibilities

  • Breakdowns

  • Causes of Death

  • Two Main Age Groups

    • Teenagers

      Elderly


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1.3 Your Driving Responsibilities

  • Financial Responsibility

    • Gas

    • Maintenance

    • Insurance

    • Car payment

  • Environmental Responsibility

    • Air pollution

    • Chemical spills/Clean –ups

    • Solution – buy environmentally efficient cars


1 4 your driver s license

1.4 Your Driver’s License

Graduate Driver Licensing Program

Permit Phase

Intermediate Phase

Full-Privilege Phase


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