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Inattention and Distraction Texting Kills: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubTiDCEVZ8&feature=related Texting Kills (news coverage): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36QQ9zMTEnY Texting Kills (how it is made): http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=tgHwY5Prtd8&feature=fvwp The Last Word
Inattention and Distraction • Texting Kills: • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pubTiDCEVZ8&feature=related • Texting Kills (news coverage): • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=36QQ9zMTEnY • Texting Kills (how it is made): • http://www.youtube.com/watch?NR=1&v=tgHwY5Prtd8&feature=fvwp • The Last Word • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0DH1JGlYOL0&feature=endscreen&NR=1 • It Can Wait - The Last Text – AT&T • http://www.att.com/gen/press-room?pid=23181 • Alex’s Story BUST • http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zEiBVfvnR6c
CHAPTER 17 Psychological and Social Readiness STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 17 LESSON 1 Inattention and Distraction • A. There are many sources of distractions for drivers that can make it unsafe to drive. How would you handle the following distractions? Radio, cassette or CD player Keep the volume low don’t look for or change cassettes or CDs while driving. Headphones Headphones in vehicles are illegal in many states and should never he worn while driving because they block out sounds the driver may need to hear. Cellular phones Do not use cellular phones while driving; pull over to place or answer calls. Loud, rowdy passengers It is your responsibility to tell passengers to be quiet and to sit still.
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 17 LESSON 1 (continued) • Inattention and Distraction • Restless children • Tell children the rules before starting out, Bring games, toys, or tapes to keep them from becoming bored. • Animals in the vehicle • Keep all animals in carrying cases, have a friend hold the animal by its leash, or get a pet safety belt. • Toll roads • Use EZPass or get the change ready before starting out, or have a passenger be in charge of the change. Never look for change while the vehicle is in motion. • FIND OUT MORE. Call your local pet store or look online to see what devices are sold to keep dogs and cats restrained in vehicles? • Crates, Special Seats, Harnesses, Hammocks, Zip Lines, etc.
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 17 LESSON 2 Emotions • A. Strong emotions are a part of life. Being a good driver means knowing yourself well enough not to let your emotions interfere with your driving, and sometimes this means not driving at all. Indicate which of the guidelines below would be appropriate for each of the situations described. Some situations can have more than one guideline. Guidelines a. Identify situations that can lead to upsets. b. Plan your trip to allow enough time. c. Expect other drivers to make mistakes. d. Delay driving when upset. Situations • 1. The person you had been dating started going out with your best friend last week. You have been having a hard time sleeping and doing your homework. a/d • 2. You just got your license and are getting ready to take your mother for a ride. Your mother tells you that she cannot pay for your car insurance as she had promised. a/d • 3. It is Thanksgiving Day. You have to drive 100 miles in a snowstorm and arrive by noon. • a/b • 4. The vehicle in front of you stops short, and you brake with a jolt. • c
a. Identify situations that can lead to upsets. • b. Plan your trip to allow enough time. • c. Expect other drivers to make mistakes. • d. Delay driving when upset. • 5. You have a summer job delivering newspapers by car. Your boss and some of your customers often irritate you. • a • 6. The check you expected in the mail is not there. You owe your friend money, which you had promised you would pay back today. You feel panicky. • d • 7. You know that you are going to start a new job on Monday, and you are going away for the weekend. • b • 8. Construction has started on a bridge along your route. You dread the drive home. • a/b • 9. You are driving home after a basketball game in which you made a dumb play. You cannot stop thinking about the game. • d • 10. The vehicle in front of you drives very slowly up to a signal and then speeds up through the yellow light. You have to stop for the red light. • c • B. FIND OUT MORE. Interview a person who drives. What kinds of driving situations make them angry or upset? What makes them lose their concentration while driving?
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 17 LESSON 3 Norms and Peers • a. behaviors that satisfy peoples need for comfortably interacting with each other • b. rules or standards of behavior that govern how people behave in different situations. • c. the influence of people who are in your age group • d. the kind of influence that leads you to do something that you normally would not do. • e. rules that seek to fashion and regulate behavior by formal sanctions and official penalties A. Match the term with its definition. 1. negative peer pressure d. the kind of influence that leads you to do something that you normally would not do. 2. norm b. rules or standards of behavior that govern how people behave in different situations. 3. custom a. behaviors that satisfy peoples need for comfortably interacting with each other 4. peer pressure c. the influence of people who are in your age group 5. laws e. rules that seek to fashion and regulate behavior by formal sanctions and official penalties
STUDY GUIDE FOR CHAPTER 17 LESSON 3 • Norms and Peers • B. For each sentence below, circle T if the statement is true and F if it is false. If the statement is false, correct it in the space below. • 1. The potential for risky driving behavior increases in socially energized situations. • True • 2. As a driver, you are responsible for your own safety as well as that of your passengers. • True • 3. It is not necessary to pull over and park your vehicle if you have a serious or emotional matter to discuss with a companion. • False - Do not drive if you have to have a serious or emotional conversation. • 4. High-risk drivers habitually deviate from driving norms. • True • 5. Violating traffic laws can result in fines, imprisonment, and loss vehicle impounding, of license. • True • C. FIND OUT MORE. Describe your strategy for dealing with negative peer pressure in a driving