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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.

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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.”

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5 to 7 Years

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!

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Without Driver Education, where would learn about all these topics?

  • Vehicle Gauges, Alert & Warning Symbols
  • Vehicle Control Devices
  • Pre-Drive Checks
  • Protecting Occupants
  • Traffic Control Devices and Traffic Laws
  • Right of Way Rules
  • Reference Points
  • Performing Basic Control Tasks
  • Reduced Risk Driving
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Topics, cont.

  • Using Vision for Vehicle Control
  • Time and Space Management
  • Negotiating Intersections
  • Performing Lane Changes and Passing
  • Performing Turnabouts
  • Performing Parking Maneuvers
  • Effect of Gravity and Energy of Motion
  • Maintaining Vehicle Balance
  • Maintaining Traction Control
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Topics, cont.

  • Negotiating Hills and Curves
  • Driving in Rural Environments
  • Driving in Urban Environments
  • Driving on Controlled or Limited Access Highways
  • Driving During Reduced Visibility Conditions
  • Driving During Extreme Weather Conditions
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Topics, cont.

  • Cooperating with Other Roadway Users
  • Responding to Emergencies
  • Responsibilities After a Collision
  • Effects of Emotions and Disabilities on driving
  • Alcohol and Drugs’ Effect on the Body and driving
  • Alcohol Involved Crashes and Idaho Laws
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Topics, cont.

  • Preventing Drowsy Driving
  • Preventing Aggressive Driving
  • Preventing Driver Distractions
  • The Highway Transportation System
  • Driver Licensing
  • Insurance Requirements
  • Purchasing a Vehicle
  • Maintaining a Vehicle
  • Planning Road Trips
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Driver Ed. Requirements

  • Total classroom hours: 30
  • Total behind-the-wheel hours: 6
  • Total observation hours: 6

* Remember: This is just the beginning of the 5 to 7 years of driving practice necessary to become a skilled driver!

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Let’s Talk About Schedules

  • Classroom
  • Behind-the-Wheel
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Program Policies

  • Classroom make-up sessions and $
  • BTW make-up sessions and $
  • Tardiness
  • Drive Groups
  • Textbook
  • Homework
  • Other?
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Required Final Grade

  • State Requires 80% to Pass
      • Knowledge
      • Skill
      • Attitude!
graduated driver licensing gdl
Graduated Driver Licensing (GDL)

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.

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GDL Requirements

  • Upon successful completion, the permit will given to the student
  • The permit becomes a Supervising Instruction Permit (SIP)
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GDL Requirements

  • SIP must be in the teen driver’s possession when driving
  • Student must be accompanied by a licensed driver, age 21 year or older, occupying the front seat beside the driver
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GDL Requirements

  • Must drive with a supervising driver for no less than six (6) months AND 50 hours.
    • 10 of those hours must be at night.
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GDL Requirements

  • During the six (6) months
    • No other passengers (besides the licensed supervising adult) are permitted in the front seat
    • All occupants must wear a safety belt or be restrained by child restraints
    • Observe all laws regarding alcohol or intoxicating substance use
the parent s role
The Parent’s Role
  • The six (6) months of supervised driving, when taken seriously and used correctly, is the key to students gaining the skills and habits necessary to become skilled, lifelong drivers.
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Supervised Driving Practice Guide

  • Contains GDL information
  • Essential driving skills
  • Log to track practice time
  • Parent/Teen Contract
  • USE IT!

For Trainers

For Trainers

For Trainers

For Trainers

and Parents

and Parents

and Parents

and Parents

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GDL Requirements

  • You can lose your permit during the six (6) months of supervised practice by:
    • Anyconviction of a moving traffic violation.
    • Ignoring laws regarding the use of alcohol or other intoxicating substances.
  • If either of these occurs, you must purchase a new permit and start the six (6) months all over again!
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Getting Your Full Driver’s License

  • After completing the six (6) month practice period, the teen may apply for a license.
  • Complete the state’s skills test with a skills tester - check web site at:

http://www.itd.idaho.gov/dmv/driverservices/ds_forms.htm

  • Complete the state’s knowledge test.
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Traffic Violations with Full License

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

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New Passenger Restriction Law

  • After receiving your full driver’s license, you may only drive with one non-relative (friend) for the first six (6) months of driving.
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Americans Killed in Combat vs.Motor Vehicle Fatalities

6,235 *2001-2011

58,219

116,708

408,306

562,130

3,240,1407

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Americans Killed in Combat vs.Motor Vehicle Fatalities

3,240,141

1,151,598

(225 years)

(104 years)

idaho teen driver statistics
Idaho Teen Driver Statistics
  • Drivers under age 19 are 2.3 times more likely to be involved in fatal or injury traffic collisions.

Why?

Rev 2/2005

idaho teen driver statistics1
Idaho Teen Driver Statistics
  • Teen drivers make up about 7% of all licensed drivers in Idaho but are involved in nearly 17% of all driver collisions and 16% of fatal and injury collisions!

Why?

Rev 2/2005

idaho teen driver statistics2
Idaho Teen Driver Statistics

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?

Rev 2/2005

top 7 causes of collisions in idaho
Inattention/Distraction

Speeding

Failure to Yield

Following too close

5. Alcohol/drugs

Miss or disregard signals or stop signs

Overcorrecting

Top 7 Causes of Collisions in Idaho

Rev 2/2005

top 10 violations by idaho drivers
Basic Rule – Speeding

Safety Restraints (seat belts)

Failure to carry insurance

Driving under the influence

Failure to stop at signs/signals

Driving without privileges

Following too close

Reckless/inattentive

Failure to yield

Child safety seats

Top 10 Violations by Idaho Drivers
what is aggressive driving
Failure to yield right of way

Running stop sign

Exceeding speed limit

Driving too fast for conditions

Following too close

Disregarding traffic signals

What is Aggressive Driving?

It is NOT road rage

ready to drive
READY TO DRIVE?
  • There are a few things you need to know before you drive!
  • Are you ready?
approaching the car
Approaching the Car
  • When parked at the curb
    • Approach from front of car
    • Watch for oncoming traffic
    • Approach driver’s door with key in hand
    • Check for vehicle condition and surrounding area
    • Anything or anyone behind or inside the vehicle?
  • When parked in parking lot
    • Approach from rear of car
    • Watch for people and objects in area
    • Approach driver’s door with key in hand
    • Anything or anyone behind or inside the vehicle?
after getting in
After Getting in…
  • Lock the door
  • Put the key in the ignition

Why do we do it in this order?

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Adjusting the Vehicle

  • Seat Adjustments
    • Manual or electronic adjustments
      • Adjust for driver foot pedal and dead pedal position
      • Adjust for driver’s visual needs
  • Head Restraints Adjustment
    • Protect head and neck injuries
    • Head restraint position
      • Above ears reduces head whiplash
      • Below ears increases head whiplash
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Mirrors

  • Traditional Settings
    • Adjust rearview mirror to see behind you.
    • Adjust outside door mirrors so you can see some of the side of your vehicle.
    • Head checks are required to check blind spots!
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TRADITIONAL SETTING

RIGHT BLIND SPOT

REAR

MIRROR

VIEW

TRADITIONAL SETTING

LEFT BLIND SPOT

Cones outline the blind areas caused by traditional mirror settings

RIGHT SIDE VIEW

LEFT SIDE VIEW

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The ENHANCED side mirror settings (15 degrees further out) eliminates right and left side mirror blind areas

ENHANCED RIGHT SIDE MIRROR VIEW

REAR MIRROR

VIEW

ENHANCED LEFT SIDE MIRROR VIEW

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Accelerate out of

the turn

Coast the corner at around 15mph

Release pressure on the brake prior to reaching the curve

15mph Corners

s m o g
S.M.O.G.
  • To do a safe lane changes, pay attention to S.M.O.G.!
    • Signal
    • Check your MIRRORS (inside and out)
    • Look OVER your shoulder (blind spot check)
    • Go (if clear)
no open toed shoes
No Open-Toed Shoes!
  • Sandals and other open toed shoe styles can get stuck under the gas or brake pedal!
how to handle 4 way stops
How to Handle 4-Way Stops
  • Who ever gets there first, goes first!
  • If two arrive at the same time, the car on the RIGHT has the RIGHT of way
  • If two cars are across from each other, the turning car yields to the car going straight.
your mom always used to say
Your Mom Always Used to Say…
  • Look both ways before crossing the street.
  • It’s no different when you’re the driver!
  • Look LEFT, RIGHT, and LEFT again before crossing traffic
stopping distance
Stopping Distance
  • Stop far enough back so it’s possible to see the vehicles rear tires touching the pavement.
protected vs unprotected left turn
Protected vs. Unprotected Left Turn
  • When you see this green arrow you have the right of way!
  • When you see a green circle in a left turn lane, you can still turn left, but you must yield to oncoming traffic first.
the end
THE END
  • But don’t make this YOUR end – this is only the beginning of many, many great years and safe adventures behind the wheel of a vehicle.
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