HHB 5-5 ADA. Driver’s Training Course. Administrative notes:. q Agenda: Sign in Course schedule/hand-outs Written examination Requirements to receive license (3 phases) End of course critique. TERMINAL LEARNING OBJECTIVE:. Action:.
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Driver’s Training Course
Understand Washington States, and Fort Lewis Laws & Procedures, Driver/Operator responsibilities, Operator License, Speed Limit, Rules of the Road, Alcohol and the Driver, Safety, Accident Avoidance Causes and Reports, Off-Road and Winter Driving, PMCS, and Convoy Operation.
In a classroom setting, we will discuss Washington States, and Fort LewisLaws & Procedures, Driver/Operator Responsibility, Safety, Accident Avoidance Causes and Reports, Preventive Maintenance Check and Services, Utilization of Records, Off-Road and Winter Driving
Discuss IAW Army Regulations, Local Laws and Procedures, FM’s and Training Circular
Safety Statement: General safety in case of fire follow the
exit signs get out the door on Your
Left/Right, get out the building and
proceed to parking lot area.
Risk Assessment Level: The risk assessment level is low
Environmental Consideration: None
ENABLING LEARNING OBJECTIVE: # 1
Discuss theWashington States, Fort Lewis laws and Procedures, Driver/Operator responsibilities, License, Speed Limit, Rules of the Road, Alcohol and the Driver
In the classroom setting we will discuss, Washington States, Fort Lewis Laws and Procedures, Driver/Operator responsibilities, Operator License, Speed Limit/Rules of the Road, Alcohol and theDriver.
Discuss IAW Army Regulations, Local Laws, and Procedures
q This lesson is designed to teach you, the Army driver, with the proper techniques to be applied to ensure mission accomplishment you will receive 40 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction covering various aspects of Army driving.
ØThis SUBCOURSE introduces regulatory requirements that apply to all aspects of equipment and vehicle operation.
1) Army Regulation
2) Fort Lewis Regulation
3) Fort Lewis Policies & Memorandum
1. AR 385-10 The Army Safety Program
2. * AR 385-55 Prevention of Motor Vehicle Accident
3. * AR 600-55 Motor Vehicle Driver and Equipment Operator
4. * AR 672-74 Army Accident Prevention Awards Program
5. * AR 600-8-22 Military Awards
1. FM 21-60 (Visual Signs)
2. FM 21-305 (Manual for Wheeled Vehicle Driver)
3. TC 21-305/AR 385-55 (Accident Avoidance)
4. TC 21-305-2 AR 600-55 (Night Vision Devices)
5. TC 21-305-4 (Training HMMWV)
laws/regulations (military, State and municipal),
operate vehicles in a safe/prudent manner, report unsafe
operating conditions and all accidents to their
supervisor/motor pool that dispatched the equipment.
Ensure cargo is properly loaded, secured and protected
from the elements for transport, vehicles are serviced,
restraints are worn and ground guides are used.
driver’s license from another state, you do not have to
apply for a Washington license. You must follow state
rules from your current license for renewal.
military standard permit expires same date as civilian
driver’s license or 5 years from date of issue, whichever is
Learner Permit- Expires upon completion of course or after 90 days. Used during regular training periods within a controlled driving range accompanied by a qualified, licensed driver/instructor
Limited Permit- expires 1 year from issue date. Will be issued when there is no valid civilian driver’s license.
Incidental Permit- Not to exceed 6 months, used for operation of vehicles for short periods of time such as: exercises, maneuvers, major emergencies
Expert driver or Operator permits- Army vehicle operators of special mechanical equipment (construction, material handling).
dangerous driving conditions. Statistics show that one-
drivers to avoid an accident. Know how to change your
driving behavior to the different types of hazardous
conditions that exist. Try to remain proactive instead of
in the same direction on a two-lane road, you should
only pass to the left. Once you have passed the vehicle,
do not return to the right side of the road until safely
clear of the other vehicle. Passing must be completed
before you are within 200 feet of any approaching
vehicle. Remember to use your turn signal when
changing lanes each time.
1. The vehicle you are passing is making or about
to make a left turn.
2. The road is unobstructed and is wide enough
for two or more lanes of vehicles moving in your
2. You are within 100 feet of an intersection or
3. Your view is blocked approaching within 100
feet of a bridge or tunnel.
4. A no passing zone is indicated.
accidents. Always allow enough room to safely stop in
an emergency. The distance between vehicles should be
increased as you increase speed. To judge the correct
following distance use the Four-second rule. This is the
minimum following distance. The distance will increase,
depending on the road conditions, road surface, and type
of vehicle your driving.
slow down so another vehicle can proceed safely. Yield
means that you must slow or, if necessary, stop your
vehicle to allow another vehicle or pedestrians to
continue safely. When making a left turn, you must
yield to any oncoming vehicle which is within the
intersection or so close as to be a hazard.
that has signaled and is reentering the flow of traffic.
by traffic lights or signs, you must yield to any vehicle in
or approaching the intersection at the same time from
a wheelchair on public streets, highways and private
property. They have the right-of-way at crosswalks and
intersections whether the cross -walks are marked or not.
As a pedestrian, you should avoid walking on the
traveled portion of a roadway.
qRamp meters: during congested or peak traffic periods, you may be required to stop at a ramp meter when entering or exiting a freeway. The signal indicates the number of cars allowed to proceed with each green light. Special lanes may allow buses and carpools to drive by without stopping.
1. Steady Red “X” means you must not use the lane.
2. Steady Yellow “X” means you should safely move out of
the lane as soon as possible because traffic moving in the
opposite direction may soon occupy the lane.
3. Steady Green “down arrow” means you can drive in that
The Pendleton Bridge is off-limits to all military vehicles exceeding HMMWV size. The clearance is very low (12’ 5”) and many vehicles on the installation have had accidents costing thousands of dollars in equipment damage.
Highways traveling under an interstate require a minimum clearance of 14 feet. Some older bridges may not have a 14 foot clearance. In these cases, the minimum height will be posted on the bridge.
Bridges that cross over the top of interstates require an minimum clearance of 16.5 feet. Some of these bridges are very old and do not meet the minimum clearance Requirements. In these cases the minimum clearance will be posted on the bridge. Driver’s will have the opportunity to
bypass any of these difficult spots.
In all cases of clearances, it is the driver’s responsibility to know height of loads and to take necessary measures to ensure safe passage.
match that of the freeway traffic. This allows you
to enter the traffic flow safely. You must yield to
the vehicles on the freeway. Unnecessary stopping on
freeway on-ramps causes many rear- end collisions and
prevents an even flow of traffic.
and mirrors before changing lanes.
entering the off-ramp.
half hour after sunset until a half hour before sunrise
and at any time you can’t see clearly without them.
school bus, indicates that the bus is about to stop.
Alternating flashing red lights, indicates that the bus is
stopped. You must also stop in both directions, if you are
traveling on a two lane roadway. A school bus may pull
completely off the roadway to load or unload students.
When this happens, only the flashing amber lights will be
used. You may pass the school bus using extreme caution.
doubled in work zones. Persons who drive
negligently in work zones or who remove, evade or
purposely strike safety devices may be found guilty
of endangerment of roadway workers, which is
punishable as a gross misdemeanor and a license
suspension of 60 days.
truck if all seating is taken in the cab.
truck if someone is thrown out of the bed.
long as they are secured with a strap that will prevent
the dog from jumping or being thrown out of the
vehicle. The strap should not be so long as to hang the
1.Primary Law…applies to children ages 4-10 not
buckled in the seat and children age 3 or younger
not buckled in a car seat.
2. If pulled over for (example) speeding, and he/she doesn’t have the seatbelt buckled, he/she can be given 2 tickets; one for speeding and one for not having the
3. Fort Lewis Law…everyone must be properly
buckled in the seat.
1. 1967 and older vehicles are exempt.
2. New vehicles are good for 2 years.
3. Testing from another state is good if less than
6 months old.
4. Re-testing is done every 2 years.
5. Odd year vehicles tested every odd year and
even year vehicles tested every even year.
6. Exempt from testing if $150 is spent after failing
7. Cost is $15 cash.
1.You have 5 days to register your vehicle once it
2.You may be required to show emissions testing prior to
3.Other items registered are: weapons, bicycles,
boats, recreation vehicles, and motorcycles.
1. Mufflers must prevent excessive or unusual
noise. Cutouts, bypasses, or similar devices are
2. Washington state requires the owners of
vehicles and watercraft to keep and use a litter bag. The
fine for littering is $250 and 16 hours of litter removal.
There is a $90 fine for not having the litter bag.
approved helmet at all times while riding a bicycle, any
age. KEVLAR are not an approved bicycle helmet.
influence of alcohol. Riding during periods of limited
visibility requires a front head light, rear tail light or
reflector, and a reflective vest/device.
Soldiers will wear a properly fastened helmet, proper eye
protection, full-fingered gloves, long trousers, long-
sleeved shirt or jacket, high-visibility garments and
leather boots or over-the-ankle shoes. Motorcycles must
have two rear view mirrors. Riders may not use
headphones or earphones while operating the motorcycle.
These rules apply on/off post, on/off duty.AR 385-55, App B-3.
Driving under the influence (DUI)
BAC from .08 to .15
1. 24 hours to 1 year in jail or 15 day electronic home monitoring, costing $8 to $12 per day.
2. $685 to $8,125 fine.
3. POV license suspended for 90 days.
1. 30 days to 1 year in jail.
2. $925 to $8,125 fine.
3. POV license suspended/revoked up to 3 years.
4. Electronic Home Monitoring for 60 to 150 days.
5. Ignition Interlock for 5-10 years @ $2 per day.
1. 48 hours to 1 year in jail.
2. $925 to $8,125 fine.
3. POV license suspended for 120 days.
4. Ignition Interlock for 1 year @ $2 per day.
BAC from .15 or higher
1. 45 + days in jail.
2. $1,325 to $8,125 fine.
3. POV license revoked for 450 days.
4. May impound vehicle for 30-90 days.
5. Ignition Interlock for 5-10 years @ $2 per day.
revoked (for 1 violation or an accumulation of 12 or \
more traffic points within a 12 consecutive months,
or 18 traffic points within 24 consecutive months)
will be notified in writing through official channels.
for point accumulation purposes for 24 consecutive
Under this law it is a traffic infraction:
1. To drink any alcoholic beverage in a motor
vehicle upon a highway.
4. For the registered owner or driver to keep an
open container in a vehicle on a highway unless it
is in an area not normally occupied by the driver
or passengers. The container can not be kept in
any storage compartment accessible to the driver
or passengers. Exceptions could apply for motor
3. $10,000 or more, payable for injury to or destruction
of property of others in any one accident.
YOU HAVE ALL HEARD IT BEFORE
DON’T DRINK AND DRIVE
DON’T USE DRUGS
Driving a vehicle on-post is a privilege and can
be taken away?
Marching/running troop formations are required
to face on-coming traffic.
What is the maximum speed limit when passing
a. 5 mph.
b. 10 mph.
c. 15 mph.
d. 20 mph.
During the last_______ we have discussed many aspects of operating a motor vehicle in Washington State and on Fort Lewis. What we have covered is only the tip of the ice-burg and you should understand that many town or city laws in Washington have driving laws that may differ. You need to be familiar with the driving laws in the area. Common sense is the key to driving effectively and defensively. Driving is not a pleasure cruise, however, a task.
q Terminal Learning Objective was Understand Washington States, and Fort Lewis Laws and Procedures, Driver/Operator responsibilities, License Speed Limit, Rules of the Road, Alcohol and the Driver. The Enabling Learning Objective was discussed Army Regulations, Local Laws and Procedures, Individual Responsibilities, Driver’s License, Requirements for driving on/off the installation, Types of Permits, Rules of the Road, Speed Regulations, Changing Lane, Passing Vehicles,
q During this class, we discussed the Army Regulations Local Laws and procedures and now you are able to obey Washington States and Fort Lewis laws and regulation.
Check on Learning:
Question of me / I havequestions for you
q Now that you have learned and understand required Army Regulation and Local Laws, covered the next lesson will be the General Safety,Accident Avoidance, and Preparation of Records and Forms, but before that take a ______break.