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1 Basic Maneuvering Tasks: Low, Moderate & Complex Risk Driving Environments Section 3 (Day 5)

2 Bell Ringer 3 Write half page red to red about. 1. Do you agree or disagree with the following statement? One should never judge a person by looks alone. Use specific reasons and details to support your answer. Save these to be turned in with your test! Worth 10% of your grade.

3 Reminder… 1.Bring paper/pen/pencil and notebook 2.Electronics are for instructional use with permission 3.Did you do Section 3 Day 4 quiz?? 4.No Excuses why you didn’t take Quizzes 1-6 before test day!! (Quizzes are worth 30% of grade) 5.Attendance is MANDATORY!! (NO SLEEPING in class) 6.All notes can be found on Harrisonburg’s staff website: 7.If you are NOT taking notes in class, please be quiet and ask to use the restroom at the end of class

4 This is what you are trying to get at the end of class.. Harrisonburg High School H.C.P.S 36 x 03/06/2012 Your Name Here “Green Card”

5 Day 5 Objectives The students will understand differentThe students will understand different methods of communicating while driving The students will be able to define and understand importance ofThe students will be able to define and understand importance of staggered stop lines The students will be able to define and understand importance ofThe students will be able to define and understand importance of shared left turn lanes The students will recognize and understand the characteristicsThe students will recognize and understand the characteristics for hills and curves Related SOL: DE.4, DE.5, DE.6, DE.7, and DE.12

6 Communication

7 Some ways to communicate: Signals— Headlights— Brake Lights— Horn— Hand Signals— Position of Vehicle— Speed— Driver Actions—

8 Communication To be effective: Must be clear Must take place early enough for others to receive and act upon the information that was sent.

9 Staggered stops

10 Stop your vehicle (RED car) behind the white(black) stop bar Select Lane Position 3 to give the truck as much space as possible Improves visibility and creates space for a truck making a left turn.Improves visibility and creates space for a truck making a left turn. Staggered Stops

11 Shared Left Turn Lane

12 Shared Left Turn Lane- Turn from Moving Traffic Check for vehicles already stopped or if anyone will be entering lane Check traffic to rear and signal intention to turn left

13 Brake to a stop if a gap is not available Should not drive more than 200 feet in a shared left lane. Shared Left Turn Lane- Turn from Moving Traffic

14 Signal left turn and stop at edge of roadway Check for driver on opposite side of roadway waiting to turn left. Check for safe gap in traffic to the left. Shared Left Turn Lane- Enter Street From a Driveway

15 If clear in both directions, enter nearest through lane. Shared Left Turn Lane- Enter Street From a Driveway

16 If there is a gap to the left, but not the right, turn into the shared left turn lane and stop. Shared Left Turn Lane- Enter Street From a Driveway

17 Signal for a right turn. When traffic is clear to the right, accelerate and steer into nearest traffic lane. Shared Left Turn Lane- Enter Street From a Driveway

18 Curves & Hills

19 Techniques for Hills and Curves Searching Into a Curve –Look ahead and through the curve –Look for problems that may affect your path of travel and line of sight Apex: the point at which your car is closest to the inside edge of the usable roadway Trail Braking: Releasing brake pressure while you steer.

20 Things to ask yourself when driving through curves Does the roadway curve left or right? Can the exit of the curve be seen ahead? What is the sharpness of the curve? What is the lane width, shoulder conditions, posted speed, or traffic volume? Is the curve on grade, up or down hill? Is the field of view restricted? Can an apex point for exiting the curve be determined? Do not write this slide

21 Entering a Curve to the Right Determine Line of Sight / Path of Travel LP2- provides the best visibility Check traffic to the rear Path of Travel Line of Sight Begin in Lane Position 2 Lane Position 3 Apex Point Exiting the Curve LP1- Adjust speed and position for best visibility and space cushion Moving Through the Curve Determine target area LP3- provides best space cushion Exit in Lane Position 1

22 Begin in Lane Position 3 Lane Position 2 Apex Point Exit in Lane Position 1 Path of Travel Line of Sight Entering a Curve to the Left Determine Line of Sight/Path of TravelDetermine Line of Sight/Path of Travel LP 3 provides the best visibilityLP 3 provides the best visibility Check traffic to the rearCheck traffic to the rear Moving Through the Curve Determine target areaDetermine target area LP 2-LP 2- provides best space cushion (Apex) Exiting the Curve Adjust LP 1- speed and position for best visibility and space cushion

23 Reduce Speed When 1. Approaching and crossing intersections where cross traffic is not required to stop by traffic control devices 2. Approaching and crossing railroad grade crossings 3. Approaching and going around curves or hills 4. Traveling on narrow or winding roads 5. Approaching pedestrians or other traffic 6. Encountering bad weather or dangerous highway conditions

24 Speed in a Curve You should reduce speed going into a curve Squeeze the brake on entry and trail off the brake until the apex or exit point is determined Once apex is reached, use light acceleration to pull the car out of the curve through the exit

25 Speed in a Curve Speed going through a curve will determine how much traction your car will have.

26 Road Position in a Curve Under-steer: Traction loss into a curve. Over-steer: Traction loss on the exit of a curve.

27 Determine the Best Line of Sight and Path of Travel Determine the Best Line of Sight and Path of Travel Lane position 3 provides the best space cushion Lane position 3 provides the best space cushion Line of Sight is Restricted Up and Down Hill Line of Sight is Restricted Up and Down Hill Line of Sight Over a Hill

28 Traveling Downhill When traveling downhill check your vehicle’s speed and rearview mirror every five seconds Do not ride the brake. If necessary, shift to a lower gear.

29 Class Work Read page 162 in your driver’s education book “Communicating with Other Drivers.” Write the second 2 kinds of communication, explain what they are. Also, explain the two ways to communicate? Don’t forget to take Section 3 Day 5 Quiz on Quia.com

30 THE END!!


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