Presentation on theme: "Chapter 1-Driving & Mobility"— Presentation transcript:
1 Chapter 1-Driving & Mobility Driver EducationResponsible Driving(Red book)Chapter 1-Driving & MobilityNotes and Study Guide
2 What Can You Gain from a Driver Education Course? As young adults you want to have mobility - the ability to move or be moved. The opportunity to have a drivers license gives you independence.Young drivers are involved in 14% of all motor vehicle crashes, and most of these crashescan be prevented.You will be sharing the road with 194 millionother licensed drivers. New Jersey has close to 6 million licensed drivers.
3 What will you learn in Driver Education? Information and skills about drivingThe importance of being alertGain knowledge about drivingBeing able to handle a wide range of driving situationsUnderstand some of the problems of drivingLet’s prevent crashes - when a motor vehicle hitsanother motor vehicle, pedestrian, animal, bicyclistor any fixed object
4 Driver Education is taught to help prevent accidents among young drivers Lack of experience (gaining experience takes practice with parents in different driving environments.Driving at dangerous times (night, weather)Transporting of passengersYoung drivers drive differently (speeding, distractions, space awareness, wearing seatbelts)
5 Highway Transportation System Includes RoadwaysPeopleMotor Vehicles
6 The Highway Transportation system (HTS) Regulated by federal, state and local governmentsTo set uniform standards for vehicles and safetyFederal law established in 1974 said the maximum speed limit is 55 mph.In 1995, the law was changed so eachstate can set their own highwayspeed limits.
7 The National Traffic and Motor Vehicle Safety Act Requires automakers to build certain safety features into their vehicles (Examples - safety belts and shatterproof windows)Requires manufacturers to correct vehicle defects known as recalls.
8 The National Highway Safety Act Sets guidelines for state motor vehicle safety programs. Signed by President Lyndon Johnson.Each state monitors:Vehicle registration & inspectionDriver licensingTraffic laws & traffic courtHighway construction & maintenanceEach state makes it’s own laws concerninghighway safety (age of driving, hoursyoung drivers can be allowed to drive)
9 The risks of drivingRisk - the possibility of personal injuries or damage to vehicles & propertyIn a given year, 1 in 9 involve in crashMotor vehicle crashes kill 42% of all people fromages 15-20
10 Reducing the risks Keep vehicle in top condition Anticipate the actions of othersProtect yourself & othersDrive only when you are in sound physical & mental conditionMake a conscious effort to develop your driving skills
11 Visibility, Time, & Space Visibility - what you can see from behind the wheel and how well you see it.Time - ability to judge your speed and speed of other vehicles.Space - refers to distance, keep a margin of space between your vehicle & other vehicles.
12 The Costs of DrivingMotor vehicle crashes cost the USA $230 billion every year.Non-crash costs of driving include:1.Operating costs - gas, oil, tires.2.Fixed costs - car payments,insurance and licensing fees.3.Environmental costs - to help in cleaning up air pollution, hazardous waste dumping, and building of gas stations, roads and garages.