What should you look for when driving near a bicyclist? Watch for them going through stop signs Riding on the wrong side of the street young children who do not know the rules of the road As a bike rider at night- you should use a headlight that is visible up to 500 feet How do you pass a bike rider?
Sharing the Road with Buses LOCAL AND SCHOOL BUSES Must you stop for a LOCAL bus picking up or dropping off passengers?
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Funeral Processions The lead car of a funeral procession must stop at a red light or a stop sign All other cars can proceed without stopping It is illegal to break into the line of cars in a funeral procession click for cell phone etiquette video
If an emergency vehicle is approaching what should vehicles do? Move to the Right for Sirens and Lights! If there is heavy traffic you should move in the direction other drivers are moving
Children and older persons are most at risk for being hit- Why? Now that’s gotta hurt! Make sure you look both ways!
TRUCKS: Following large trucks NO ZONES How can you stay out of a truckers blind spot? When and How do you pass a large truck safely? –when they shift gears to gain speed
NO ZONE! Trucks making right turns- What should you do to avoid conflict?
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Motorcycles: What can we as driver’s do to protect them? Where should we look for them? In your blind spot Tailgating Motorcyclists Size of the motorcycle Traveling in Groups
Predict a motorcycle driver’s actions Because they maneuver better, they will move quickly into an open space you may be planning on occupying Give them as much space as you can Do not tailgate Approaching too fast and too close can startle the biker and cause them to lose control
Understanding Motorcyclists and Motorcycles: What makes them different than cars? Drivers may be inexperienced They may try to dart in and out of traffic Motorcycles can be hard to control in certain weather or road conditions- when is rain the most dangerous?
How can motorcyclists protect themselves? Receive proper training and instruction Wear protective equipment, such as: –helmet –eye-wear –heavy shoes, boots –pants –gloves Make themselves visible in their lane- how can they do this? –Drive in lane position 2- avoid oil in middle of lane –Do not ride between lanes –Wear reflective tape on jacket or helmet
SAFE OR UNSAFE? Riding in the wheel tracks of the vehicle ahead of you Applying too much front brake Increase following distance riding on a lane line crossing RR tracks at a right angle passing in an intersection keeping headlights on High amount of injuries and death to motorcyclists Increasing your following distance when following a large truck provides more visibility A helmet restricts a motorcyclists vision When riding in groups motorcyclists should always be in a single file line CORRECT OR INCORRECT?