2 Question that could be on your test! What is the Smith System?An organized system to develop good seeing habits.What is Commentary driving?Thinking out loud!What is an orderly visual search pattern?A process of searching critical areas in a regular sequence.
3 The Smith System Aim High in steering! Get the Big Picture Keep Your Eyes MovingLeave Yourself an OutMake sure they see you
9 The IPDE Process will help you lower the Risk of Driving Good seeing habits and your ability to manage space are the basic tools for low risk driving.The IPDE Process is an organized system of seeing, thinking and responding.The four steps of the IPDE Process are: Identify Predict Decide and Execute
10 Identify What are you trying to identify? Open and closed zones Specific cluesOther roadway usersRoadway features and conditionsTraffic controls
17 DecideOnce you have Identified a situation and Predict a possible conflict, you then Decide upon an action.Deciding is a very important mental task.You must continually Identify and Predict until you have enough information to make correct decisions.
18 ExecuteCarrying out your decision to avoid a conflict is the Execute step in the IPDE process.This is the physical step of IPDE.The important actions you can execute are: control speed, steer, and communicate.Other actions include: using the heater, defroster, and wipers.
19 Control Speed You may speed up to avoid a hazard. You may slow down or stop to avoid a hazard. Check your rear zone when braking.Don’t lock up your brakes!! Can not steer!Sometimes you keep the same speed.
24 Traffic FlowMinimize a Hazard - Moving away from a parked car or bike rider.Separate Hazards - More than one hazard, adjust your speed to deal with one hazard at a time.Compromise space - You cannot minimize or separate, decide to move away from the greater hazard toward the lesser hazard.