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Unit 1 Rules of the Road.  When applying for a driver’s license, you may be required to take vision, written, and driving exams.  You are allowed 3.

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1 Unit 1 Rules of the Road

2  When applying for a driver’s license, you may be required to take vision, written, and driving exams.  You are allowed 3 attempts to each of these exams within 1 year from the date you paid your application fee.

3  Minimum visual acuity of 20/40 with or without corrective lenses  140 degrees of peripheral vision  If you wear glasses or contacts you must always wear them while operating a vehicle.  Noted on your license

4 The basic exam requires you to: 1. Identify traffic signs by shape, color, or symbol. 2. Identify signals and pavement markings 3. Answer multiple choice and true/false questions about traffic laws, safety rules, crash prevention and vehicle equipment

5  Graded on:  Driving skills  Vehicle skills  Backing vehicle up  Turnabouts  Parking on a hill  Obey all traffic signs, control devices, right-of- way, lane markings, and proper use of turn signals

6  Any student suspected of cheating or suspicious behavior will be warned once  After warning, student will fail test and be prohibited from retesting for 30 days

7 Rules of the Road

8 A. Restrictions 1. You must have 50 hours of practice driving with someone over age of For first 12 months following the issuance of a license the number of passengers is limited to 1 person under the age of 20 unless the additional passenger is a sibling or child. 3. All occupants under the age of 19 must wear safety belts.

9 4. After the first 12 months, the number of passengers is limited to 1 in the front seat and to the number of seatbelts in the back seat 5. 10:00 pm curfew Sunday – Thursday and 11:00 pm Friday and Saturday 6. Legal blood alcohol content is Use of cell phone under age of 19 is prohibited while driving unless it is an emergency.

10 8. A traffic conviction during the initial licensing phase (16 and 17 years) may extend restrictions beyond age Any student who drops out of school before the age of 18 or is a “truant” can have his/her license taken away by the school district in which he/she attends. ***Truancy: absent on own free will or are enrolled in school but don’t go to class. Note: Anyone caught driving without a valid permit will be ineligible to obtain a drivers license until they are 18

11 1. To obtain court supervision, a driver must appear in court with a parent/legal guardian and must also attend a traffic safety school. Limit one court supervision for serious driving offenses 2. The conviction of any moving violation before age 18 results in a warning letter sent to parents and teen 3. A moving violation conviction that occurs within the first year of licensing will result in a 6 month extension of the passenger limitation, which allows only one unrelated passenger under the age of Conviction of 2 moving violations in a 24 month period results in a minimum 1 month suspension. 5. A suspended driver is required to attend a remedial driver education course, pay a $70 reinstatement fee and be retested

12 A. Drivers age 16 and 17 must have parental/legal guardian consent to obtain a drivers license B. Parents/legal guardians may withdraw your license for any reason until you turn 18 C. Parents/legal guardian may access your driving record at any time.

13  Read Rules of the Road Chapter 3  Complete Chapter 3 Study Questions on p. 18 of Rules of the Road Book  Write out the question and the answer!


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