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1 Control Devices & Instruments
NV Driver Education Curriculum Unit 3: The Driving Task Presentation 2 of 7 TOPICS: -Vehicle Controls -Instrument Panel -Gear positions

2 Before we begin... Let’s Talk About It
Share your thoughts with a partner. Take 60 seconds to discuss: BRAINSTORM – What comes to mind when you hear the words vehicle instruments. Drums image from: Violin+ image from: Retrieved 7/31/10

3 Be Advised Location and description for all instruments and features are located in the Vehicle Owner’s Manual. Car image from: Manual image from: Retrieved: 12/02/09

4 See Rules of the Road video
Vehicle Safety Video See Rules of the Road video #2-Vehicle Safety (1:19) Always preview video before showing to students Check content Check availability “Rules of the Road” image from: Retrieved: 01/21/10 CA DMV image from: Retrieved: 07/31/10 Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing

5 Vehicle Controls Locations may vary. Horn Turn Signal & Head Lights
2 3 1 Locations may vary. 4 Horn Turn Signal & Head Lights Turn left, push down Turn right, push up 1 2 Windshield Wipers Adjust speed of wiper Cruise Control Set cruise (speed) control 3 Headlights image from: Wiper image from:http://www.am-autoparts.com/AM/Switches-and-Levers/Chevrolet/Camaro/ Steering Wheel image from: Retrieved: 12/02/09 4

6 Vehicle Control Videos
See 60 Second Driver video Headlights & Proper Use of Headlights (0:60) each See 60 Second Driver video Turn Signals (0:60) See 60 Second Driver video Cruise Control (0:60) Always preview video before showing to students Check content Check availability 60 Second Driver image from: Retrieved: 01/21/10 Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing

7 Floor Pedals Accelerator Brake Clutch Dead Pedal Parking Brake
Far right, speed control Brake Left of accelerator, slow/stop Clutch Manual shift vehicles Dead Pedal Far left (or flat spot), to rest left foot Parking Brake Under dash (foot pedal) or by seat (hand lever) A B C P D Floorboard image from: Parking brake image from:http://www.autopia.org/forum/guide-detailing/80233-car-interior-detailing.html Retrieved: 12/01/09 P

8 Comfort Control Devices (HVAC)
Ventilation system controls interior climate Temperature Fan Speed Air Conditioning (A/C) Defrost Recycle Air Air Flow 1 2 3 1 6 5 4 2 3 4 Image from: Retrieved 12/01/09 5 6

9 Other Devices Hazard Flashers Hood Release Trunk Release
1 2 3 5 4 Hazard Flashers Usually red in color Hood Release Sometimes confused with brake release Trunk Release Floor lever or dash button Fuel Door Release 1 3 2 4 Brake/hood image from: Gas/truck image from: Hazard image from: Retrieved: 12/02/09 5

10 Instrument Panel Speedometer Techometer Fuel Gauge Temperature
1 Speedometer Techometer Fuel Gauge Temperature Odometer & Trip Odometer Oil Pressure Turn Signal Indicator Light High Beam Indicator Light 1 2 3 4 2 3 5 4 5 Image from: Retrieved: 12/02/09

11 Warning Lights ABS Alert Airbag Alert Alternator Charging
Brake System Alert Check Engine Low Tires Open Door Alert Seatbelt Alert Image from: Retrieved: 12/02/09

12 Anti-lock Brakes (ABS)
Warning Lights Videos See 60 Second Driver video Anti-lock Brakes (ABS) (0:60) each See 60 Second Driver video Seatbelts (0:60) See 60 Second Driver video Tire Inflation (0:60) Always preview video before showing to students Check content Check availability 60 Second Driver image from: Retrieved: 01/21/10 Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing

13 Symbols & Controls A. B. C. D. E. N. F. G. H. I. J. L. K. M. O. P. Q.
See Worksheet THEFT A. B. C. D. E. N. F. G. H. I. J. L. K. M. O. P. Q. R. S. T. Slide from Montana Driver Ed Curriculum Answers: A. Air-Bag ON/OFF Switch B. Air-Bag Readiness C. Anti-lock Brake System D. Antitheft System E. Auxillary Power Source (cigarette lighter) F. Battery Charging System G. Braking System Warning H. Caution Possible Injury I. Climate Control System J. Door Lock/Unlock K. Engine Oil Pressure L. Engine Temperature Gauge M. Fasten Safety Belts N. Fog Lamps O. 4-Wheel Drive Low/High P. Fuel Gauge Q. Fuses R. Hazard Flashers S. Headlamp Control Switch T. Daytime Running Light indicator

14 Symbols & Controls NN. U. V. W. X. GG. Y. Z. AA. BB. CC. EE. DD. FF.
See Worksheet NN. U. V. W. X. GG. Y. Z. AA. BB. CC. EE. DD. FF. HH. II. JJ. KK. LL. MM. O/D OFF ETS Slide from Montana Driver Ed Curriculum Answers: U. High Beam Indicator Light V. Hood Release W. Horn X. Ignition Switch Y. Instrument Panel Dimmer Switch Z. Lighter AA. Master Lighting Switch BB. Overdrive “Off” CC. Parking Lights DD. Power Side View Mirrors EE. Power Windows FF. Rear Window Defroster GG. Electronic Traction System “off” HH. Tilt Steering Wheel lever II. Trunk Release JJ. Turn Signal Indicator Lights KK. Windshield Defroster LL. Windshield Washer MM. Windshield Wipers NN. Cruise Control

15 Shift Indicator Positions
The shift indicator shows the gear position of an automatic transmission Steering column Instrument Panel Console (show here) Common positions are P, R, N, D, L P R N D L Image from: Retrieved: 12/03/09 *May also see: 2, 1; D2, D1; or L2, L1

16 Park (P) P = PARK Locks the transmission
Can only remove the key from the ignition when the lever is in PARK P R N D L Image from: Retrieved: 12/03/09

17 Reverse (R) R = REVERSE Used for backing up
Always come to a complete stop before shifting into REVERSE P R N D L Image from: Retrieved: 12/03/09

18 Neutral (N) N = NEUTRAL Allows the wheels to roll without engine power
If engine stalls while driving, must shift into NEUTRAL to restart the engine while moving P R N D L Image from: Retrieved: 12/03/09

19 Drive (D) & Low (L) D D = DRIVE For moving forward
Some with overdrive, shown as a D with a circle or square around it. L = LOW* For moving forward, in lower gear rations For towing or going up and down steep hills D P R N D L Image from: Retrieved: 12/03/09 *May also see: 2, 1; D2, D1; or L2, L1

20 #7-Unfamiliar with Vehicle
Video See Top 10 Reasons for Failing the Driving Test video #7-Unfamiliar with Vehicle (2:10) Always preview video before showing to students Check content Check availability “Top Ten” image from: Retrieved: 01/21/10 CA DMV image from: Retrieved: 07/31/10 Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing

21 First cars with electric starters
Did You Know? Final Thoughts In 1902, Henry Leland created the Cadillac Motor Car Company. After the wife of a friend was killed crank-starting her car, Leland began putting electric starters in the 1912 Cadillac models. Ad Image from: Retrieved: 12/02/09 Crank image from: Retrieved: 01/04/10 1912 Cadillac (7 models) First cars with electric starters

22 Test Your Knowledge When entering a freeway you should always:
Slow down and proceed when it is safe Stop and make sure there is no traffic approaching Accelerate to the same speed as the freeway traffic and merge smoothly Go as fast as you can and swing abruptly into traffic Answer: C

23 Test Your Knowledge This sign means: Winding road ahead
Road ahead curves sharply right Road ahead curves sharply right, then left Road ahead curves sharply left, then right Answer: D Image from:

24 Test Your Knowledge The Implied Consent Law is:
Permission for someone to drive your vehicle All passengers must wear their seat belts You agree to a breath test when stopped and suspected of drinking and driving None of the above Answer: C


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