6 PeopleHave to take Responsibility!Defensive Driving
7 VehiclesInteracting with other vehicles is important
8 RoadwaysYou must take control of your vehicle at all times in all conditions!
9 Regulating The HTSStates grant individuals the privilege of driving on the roads by issuing them a driving license.By passing a licensing exam, you agree to obey traffic laws in exchange for the privilege of operating a motor vehicle on public roads.
10 Federal – State – Local Government Agencies Assist in regulating the HTSLaws are made to make up the vehicle code.Enforcement Agencies assure that driver and vehicle standards are met.Courts decide whether drivers charged with violating the laws are guilty or innocent.Highway traffic engineers plan, build, and maintain the complex system of roadways.
11 Your Driving Task / pg 6 Using Knowledge & Visual Skills Obeying Traffic LawsJudging, Time & SpaceAnticipating How Your Car Will RespondUnder Normal And Emergency Conditions
12 Social Skills Interact Successfully With People Curteous Driver Obey Traffic LawsSOCIAL TRUTH : All Drivers Bring Their Own Problems and Skill Levels to Your Shared Higway World!
13 Physical SkillsYou Must Learn Physical Skills of Driving So That They Become Natural Habits.(Second Nature)Beginning Drivers Must Focus on Physical Skills First.Seasoned Drivers can focus more attention to the Social and Mental Aspects of Driving!
14 Mental SkillsSafe Low Risk Driving is Primarily A Mental Task Which Involves Decision Making.DECISION MAKING SKILLS!
16 MASTER THE IPDE You Will Be Able To Drive In A Way That Reduces Conflicts.This Ability Is Called DEFENSIVE DRIVING It Lowers the Risk of Conflict by Protecting You and Others From Dangerous Driving Situations!
17 IPDE IDENTIFY: important information in the ongoing driving scene PREDICT: when and where possible points of conflict will develop.DECIDE: when, where, and how to communicate, adjust speed, and/or change position to avoid conflict.Execute: the right action(s) to prevent conflict.
18 Your Driving Responsibilities Driving is a privilege-not a right!The driving privilege is based on an assumption that you will be a responsible driver.Assume it and respect it! It Will be good to you and low risk, you will enjoy it.Disrespect Responsibilities and you may ruin your life and the lives of those around you!
19 Attitude Affects Willingness to Learn Reinforces Safe Driving Habits Allows for Safe – Enjoyable – Low Risk Driving
20 BAdditude Attention Seekers – Reckless Behaviors Road Rage Careless When In A HurryChallenge another problem driverPeer Pressure – Someone Sometime is going to try to get you to do something that you do not want to do. DO NOT GO THERE!
21 Breakdowns in the HTS Traffic Tie-Ups Collisions A collision occurs when a vehicle conflicts with and hits another object.Collisions are a major cause of injury and death!
22 Compare the Odds pg 9 You will be killed in an airplane crash! You will be killed in a Fire1 in 40,000You will be killed in a Car Crash!1 in 125
23 The system works when we work the system! National guidelinesLaws are passed to make up the vehicle code.Enforcement agencies assure laws are obeyedMotor vehicle departments set rules to assure that driver and vehicle standards are met.Courts decide the charges for those who violate laws.Highway traffic engineers plan, build, and maintain the roadways.The system works when we work the system!
25 Other Responsibilities Financial: Driving Related CostsFuelMaintenanceInsuranceFinancially for damage and/or injury you cause!Environmental: Managing Environment Problems Ex: fuel efficient vehicles, recycling, carpool, public transportation, energy efficient driving.
26 Your Driver’s License Licensing Process To make sure only safe drivers are allowed on public roads. Requires: written, physical, & driving exams.Three Stages Of Progressive LicensingPERMIT period : ( Supervised, logged, held for a period of time without citation (6 months) Collision Free. Must wear Safety Belts, minimum logged hours of practice driving.INTERMEDIATE period: 16-17FULL-PRIVELEGE for LIFE: period & on!
27 Your Beginning Driving Is A Mental Decision Making Process Your Driving Will Be Greatly Influenced By Your AttitiudeThe Stats Arguing Against Drinking & Driving SHOULD Convince You Not To Drink and DriveSafety Belts and Constraints Must Be Used at All Times