Presentation on theme: "CHAPTER 14 CITY DRIVING 2-Main Factors That Make City Driving Difficult: 1. There are more hazards 2. Deal with them more frequently."— Presentation transcript:
1 CHAPTER 14 CITY DRIVING2-Main Factors That Make City Driving Difficult:1. There are more hazards2. Deal with them more frequently
2 I. P. D. E. In City Driving be prepared for possible pts I.P.D.E. In City Driving be prepared for possible pts. of conflict earlierLook 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 whatis happening ahead.
5 3-SECOND RULE IS NOT TOTAL STOPPING DISTANCE 3 Sec. Rule provides you with a space cushionLook 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 Intersections Lanes- next to parked cars Business- Drive ways with heavy traffic
8 HOW DO YOU MANAGE TAILGATERS? Increase following distance – 4 seconds Move Right- See AheadSignal EarlyChange Lanes
9 Responding to a Driver who Crosses the Center Line 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.Why would an oncoming driver cross into your lane?