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CHAPTER 14 CITY DRIVING 2-Main Factors That Make City Driving Difficult: 1. There are more hazards 2. Deal with them more frequently.

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1 CHAPTER 14 CITY DRIVING 2-Main Factors That Make City Driving Difficult: 1. There are more hazards 2. Deal with them more frequently

2 I.P.D.E.  In City Driving be prepared for possible pts. of conflict earlier Look 12 seconds ahead or 1 city block…. SLOWER speeds give you more time to make Identifications & Decisions.

3 Tips for Using the IPDE Process Identify:Be more aggressive in using your visual skills. Look ahead to gain more time to use the IPDE process. Predict:Be prepared to predict possible points of contact earlier. Decide:Always be ready to reduce speed and change your vehicle position. Execute:Be prepared to use your car’s controls in an instant.

4 3-SECOND following DISTANCE: Good space cushion/advantage  you can see farther down the road….. Look beyond the Vehicle Ahead. (Under/Through/Over) Get as much information as possible about what is happening ahead.

5 3-SECOND RULE  IS NOT TOTAL STOPPING DISTANCE 3 Sec. Rule provides you with a space cushion Look for brake lights- “High MOUNTED CENTER Light!”

6 When Should your Following Distance be Increased to more than 3 seconds? You are first learning how to drive. You are being tailgated. You are approaching a line of sight restriction. Traction is low. You are carrying or pulling a heavy load. The driver ahead seems unsure of where they are going. You are following a motorcycle.

7 3 SUDDEN STOP AREAS 1.Intersections 2. Lanes- next to parked cars 3. Business- Drive ways with heavy traffic

8 HOW DO YOU MANAGE TAILGATERS? Increase following distance – 4 seconds Move Right- See Ahead Signal Early Change Lanes

9 Responding to a Driver who Crosses the Center Line Why would an oncoming driver cross into your lane? Slow until the other driver can return to their lane. Turn on your headlights and sound your horn. More to the right (lane position 3) to give the oncoming driver more space.


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