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1 Getting Ready to Drive NV Driver Education Curriculum Unit 3: The Driving Task Presentation 1 of 7

2 Pre-Drive Tasks Check around the outside of the vehicle –Broken glass (windows, lights) –Body damage –Condition of tires –Fluid leaks –Direction of front tires (turned?) –Debris on the ground Check for small children or pets

3 Pre-Driving Video See 60 Second Driver video Safe Practices Before Start-Up dr_tips/SafeStartPractices.html (0:60) See Car & Driver video Pre-Drive Checklist ?v=SkogDHxEI8Q&feature=ch annel (2:24) See ADTSEA video Pre-entry Checks Watch.aspx?VideoID=3d2466d a-818d-4acd-b a37cdfc55 (0:40) NO sound Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing NOTE: Some on - Check access

4 Approaching from a Curb When parked at the curb –Approach from the front of the car –Increase awareness of oncoming traffic –Approach with key in hand Store valuable in trunk –Reduce risk of items sliding in car and distracting driver

5 Approaching in a Parking Lot When parked in a parking lot –Approach from the rear of the car –Increase awareness of people and objects nearby –Approach with key in hand Store valuable in trunk –Reduce risk of items sliding in car and distracting driver

6 Entering Your Vehicle Check traffic flow of approaching vehicles Unlock doors Enter as quickly as possible (to avoid conflicts) Check door swing Check passengers for safe entry Lock doors Place key in the ignition (do not start vehicle)

7 See 60 Second Driver video Driver Position dr_tips/driver_position.html (0:60) See Car & Driver video Proper Driving Position ?v=84wqdvxIPw0&NR=1&feat ure=fvwp (2:37) Driving Position Video Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing NOTE: Some on - Check access

8 Seating Position Adjust the seat for comfort and control. Sit with your back firmly against the seat. Chin should be no lower than top of steering wheel. Body at least 10 inches away from hub of steering wheel.

9 Head Restraints Designed to reduce whiplash injuries in a collision Top of restraint at least as high as your eyes and as close as is comfortable to back of head

10 Whiplash Common in rear-end crashes

11 Head Rest Video See 60 Second Driver video Head Restraints dr_tips/HeadRestraints.html (0:60) See My Ride video Seat and Head Rest Testing Explained ?v=KiaHHnP94-4 myRide.com Originally from: Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing NOTE: Some on - Check access

12 Foot Pedals Place right heel on floor in front of brake pedal Pivot the foot to access the accelerator and brake –Accelerator Pedal speed/momentum –Brake Pedal slow/stop Knees should be slightly bent A B B A

13 Other Foot Pedals Clutch Pedal –Used in manual shift vehicles –Locate friction point for smooth operation Dead Pedal –Located left of floorboard, may be just a flat spot –For balance and stability for left foot and leg Parking Brake (foot pedal or hand lever) –Emphasis on “parking” brake, rather than “emergency” brake B A

14 Steering Wheel Seating at least 10 inches from wheel Adjustment lever(s) Able to place wrist on top of wheel (safe distance from air bag) Place hands at 9 and 3 o’clock (air bag will deploy at 10, 2, and 6) Elbows slightly bent

15 Mirrors Inside Rearview Mirror –Position to show maximum view through rear window Outside Side Mirrors –Adjust both left and right sides –Traditional setting or BGE setting

16 Setting Mirrors Video Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing NOTE: Some on - Check access See Advance Auto Parts video Adjusting Mirrors dge.com/videos/mirrors.html TRADITIONAL setting (1:57) See 60 Second Driver video Blind Spots dr_tips/BlindSpots.html (0:60) See Daytime TV Show Mirror Adjustment ?v=KwzUE6PHk4U BLIND-GLARE ELIMINATION (BGE) setting (1:57)

17 Mirror Settings Traditional Setting Blind-Glare Elimination (BGE) Should Check NeededSmaller blind spots

18 Traditional Mirror Setting Adjust side mirrors so they show slightest amount of the side of the vehicle See complete rear view window within 200 feet Move head to expose blind spots

19 Traditional side view mirror settings shows same view as rear view mirror TRADITIONAL SETTING LEFT BLIND SPOT TRADITIONAL SETTING RIGHT BLIND SPOT Cones outline the blind areas caused by traditional mirror settings LEFT SIDE VIEW RIGHT SIDE VIEW REAR MIRROR VIEW

20 BGE Mirror Setting Blindspot and Glare Elimination (BGE) developed in 1996 No need to move head to look in blind spots Adjust 15 degrees to the outside of car –Place head on driver side window, adjust mirror such that you barely see side of car –Move head to center of car, adjust passenger’s side mirror so that you can barely see side of car

21 The BGE enhanced side mirror settings (15 degrees to outside) eliminates right and left side mirror blind areas Reference: Blindzone & Glare Elimination (BGE) Mirror Settings (G. Platzer, 1996) ENHANCED RIGHT SIDE MIRROR VIEW ENHANCED LEFT SIDE MIRROR VIEW REAR MIRROR VIEW

22 Safety Belts Adjust for best protection –Lap belt across boney pelvic area –Shoulder belt over collarbone and rib cage Adjust should belt anchors on pillar Tension relieving device adjustments Check passengers Best protection against injury in a collision.

23 Seatbelt PSA Video See Public Service Announcement (PSA) Crash Affects without Seatbelt ?v=fi5-iVb1YKA (1:01) Shopping, front passenger no belt, short distance crash - affects See Public Service Announcement (PSA) Rear Passenger Kills without Seatbelt ?v=e6Qhmdk4VNs (1:12) Teen rear passenger kills others See Public Service Announcement (PSA) Award Winning (with & without) Seatbelts ?v=UFlsJcZjwzc (0:45) Heaven can Wait Click on web address to access video clips *Suggest full screen viewing NOTE: Some on - Check access

24 Safe Driving Tip Throw and Run If you are confronted by a carjacker, throw the keys in one direction while running in the opposite direction. If you have a key fob, push the panic button before throwing the keys. The carjacker is after your car, not after you.


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