Risk Reducing Strategies for Different Driving Environment
Chapter 7 will introduce the driver to procedures and information-processing tasks in moderate to high-risk environments. Students will learn the skills needed when driving on urban highways, rural highways, expressways, and divided highways. This unit will emphasize entering, adjusting to, driving on and exiting different types of roadways. Students will learn the importance of smoothness of steering,
speed control, lane position and lane choice on different roadways. Maintaining visibility through curves and hills will also be stressed. Vehicle laws dealing with passing, lane changing and speed limits on different types of roadways and content on expressway entrances and exits will be presented.
Situations specific to the different driving environments will be covered and risk- reducing strategies will be presented for the driver to learn to drive collision-free in different driving environments.
The student will:
1. Describe the characteristics, types, risk-reducing strategies, problems and special conditions of expressways, as well as entering, driving on, and exiting expressways.
2. Describe the characteristics, risk-reducing strategies,problems and special situations of urban roadways, as well as driving on urban roadways and using shared left turn lanes.
3. Describe the characteristics, risk-reducing strategies,problems and special conditions of rural roadways, as well as passing on two-lane roadways and driving through curves and over hills on rural roadways.
4. Describe the laws and speed adjustments necessary on expressways, urban roadways and rural roadways.