Welcome!. The Mission of Idaho Driver Education:. “The Idaho public Driver Education Program is an essential introduction to the tools and skills needed to become safer drivers.”. Why do I NEED Driver Education? I can drive!. 5 to 7 Years.
“The Idaho public Driver Education Program is an essential introduction to the tools and skills needed to become safer drivers.”
According to the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety, young drivers crash at a much higher rate than other drivers and as a group take 5 to 7 years of driving before they have the ability to drive in a mature and reduced-risk manor.
Driver Education is the beginning of those 5 to 7 years. Your instructors are here to teach you the skills, laws, and attitudes necessary to not only make it past those 5 to 7 years, but enjoy many, many more years of safe and enjoyable driving!
* Remember: This is just the beginning of the 5 to 7 years of driving practice necessary to become a skilled driver!
Graduated Driver Licensing is a program designed to ease beginning drivers into the traffic environment under controlled exposure to help reduce the number of teen driver convictions and collisions.
CONSEQUENCES FOR VIOLATIONS COMMITTED BY Licensed Drivers
UNDER the AGE of 17
1. First Conviction: a warning letter from the Idaho Transportation Department that suspension of driving privileges will occur for any additional conviction
2. Second Conviction: A minimum 30-day suspension
3. Third and Subsequent Convictions: A minimum 60-day suspension
Compared to adult drivers, teen drivers have higher rates for: speeding, inattention, following to close, and disregarding stop signs.
Motor vehicle crashes are the LEADING cause of death for teenagers ages 15-20!
Why do we do it in this order?
RIGHT BLIND SPOT
LEFT BLIND SPOT
Cones outline the blind areas caused by traditional mirror settings
RIGHT SIDE VIEW
LEFT SIDE VIEW
The ENHANCED side mirror settings (15 degrees further out) eliminates right and left side mirror blind areas
ENHANCED RIGHT SIDE MIRROR VIEW
ENHANCED LEFT SIDE MIRROR VIEW
Coast the corner at around 15mph
Release pressure on the brake prior to reaching the curve