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Driver ReadinessTasks Driver Readiness Tasks T – 2.5 Topic 1 Lesson 3 Driver’s Seating Position - Adjust so driver’s heel can pivot smoothly between foot.

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1 Driver ReadinessTasks Driver Readiness Tasks T – 2.5 Topic 1 Lesson 3 Driver’s Seating Position - Adjust so driver’s heel can pivot smoothly between foot pedals - Adjust to allow at least 10” between driver’s chest and the steering wheel - Adjust seat back for driver’s visual needs - Adjust the steering wheel so that it is positioned toward the driver’s chest. - Head restraint – middle of the back of the skull

2 Driver ReadinessTasks Driver Readiness Tasks T – 2.6 Topic 1 Lesson 3 Adjust the seat, place your lower back firmly against the seat and sit up straight (if equipped with adjustable center post mountings for shoulder belt height, adjust height setting so the belt does not rub against your neck) The shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest and rest against the bodyThe shoulder belt should go over the shoulder and across the chest and rest against the body. If a crash occurs and a person has not taken the slack out of the shoulder belt, the extra forward movement of the body will increase the chance of injury. The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, barely touching the thighs.The lap part of the belt should be worn low and snug on the hips, barely touching the thighs. If a crash were to occur, the force would then be applied to the strong pelvic bones and not the abdomen, reducing the chance of serious internal injuries. snug the lap belt by pulling down on the buckle end as you pull up on the shoulder belt. Check frequently for snug fit. Your number one defense to prevent severe injuries is to wear your safety belt. Adjusting Safety Belt for Proper Fit Safety belt positioned across chest and over pelvis (strongest skeletal bones)

3 Safety Restraints for Adults Air Bag in Steering Wheel Raise seat or adjust steering wheel to direct air bag toward chest and not at the facial areaRaise seat or adjust steering wheel to direct air bag toward chest and not at the facial area Adjust seat for a minimum 10-inch clearance between chest and steering wheelAdjust seat for a minimum 10-inch clearance between chest and steering wheel Hand position should be at 8 and 4Hand position should be at 8 and 4 Avoid 10 and 2 hand position to prevent blow hole burns to hands and armsAvoid 10 and 2 hand position to prevent blow hole burns to hands and arms T – 8.22 Topic 3 Lesson 1 10 inches

4 Safety Restraints for Adults No passenger under 12 years of age should sit in the front seat No passenger under 12 years of age should sit in the front seat Protect driver or passengers from sustaining severe head and chest injuries Protect driver or passengers from sustaining severe head and chest injuries The speed of bag inflation is critical to prevent body contact with the steering wheel The speed of bag inflation is critical to prevent body contact with the steering wheel Air Bags in Dash or Steering Wheel T – 8.21 Topic 3 Lesson 1 The air bag inflates in the blink of an eye, at speeds as high as 200 miles per hour.

5 Safety Restraints for Youth Belt and Seat Restraint Use T – 8.24 Topic 3 Lesson 1  Safest if seated in back center seat  Infant seats/rear facing/birth to 20 lbs.  Use child seats up to 40 lbs.  Use booster seats up until age 8. Infant Car Bed Rear Facing Infant Seat Forward Facing Child Restraints Booster Seats

6 Vehicle Control Vehicle Direction / Speed Requirements Steering Wheel Control  Hand position on steering wheel Holding top or upper half of wheel (excessive steering and air bag injury risk) Hands located on lower half of wheel (relaxed, balanced control)  Steering techniques Preferred technique: Hand-to-hand steering (Push/Pull/Slide) Hand-over-hand steering (top third of wheel) Evasive steering (ABS wheel limitation) One-hand steering is used: -To reach controls -At top when backing straight -At bottom when backing a trailer -Video: e=true&persist_safety_mode=1&safe=active T – 2.31 Topic 4 Lesson 2

7 Driver ReadinessTasks Driver Readiness Tasks Topic 1 Lesson 3 - Set rear view mirror to see 200 feet to the rear. - Set side view mirror 15 degrees out to view adjacent lane. Mirrors T – 2.6a NOTE: If rear view is blocked, adjust side view mirrors to see the side of vehicle and area behind the vehicle. This mirror setting will increase your blind spot. VIDEO LINK:

8 Traditional Mirror Views and Blind Spots Traditional Mirror Views and Blind Spots Notice the large blind zone areas and the overlap between the side and rear mirrors when using traditional mirror settings. T – 2.34 Topic 5 Lesson 1 Rear view mirror ( ) Left side view mirror Right side view mirror Left mirror blind zone Right mirror blind zone

9 Mirror Blind Spot and Glare Elimination (BGE) Mirror Blind Spot and Glare Elimination (BGE) BGE LEFT SIDE MIRROR VIEW BGE RIGHT SIDE MIRROR VIEW REAR MIRROR VIEW Reference: Blindzone & Glare Elimination (BGE) Mirror Settings (G. Platzer, 1996) Adjusting the side mirror setting 15 degree outward (BGE) allows you to see the lanes to the sides and does not overlap as much with the area you can already see in your rear view mirror T – 2.35 Topic 5 Lesson 1 Peripheral Vision Area


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