In-Class Instruction

Overview of In-Class Instructions

Days 1-4

 

Rules of the road

  • Traffic laws and Regulations Types of driver’s licences
    • Graduated licensing program
    • Getting your license
    • Maintaining a valid driver’s license
    • Demerit Points Systems
    • Emission Testing
  • Reason for Traffic laws and regulations
    • Current road safety issues
      • Seat Belts
      • Mirrors
      • Blind Spot
      • Child Safety
    • Speeding
    • Impaired Driving
    • Emergency Vehicles
    • Insurance
  • Levels of Traffic Laws
    • Federal
    • Provincial
    • Municipal
  • Road Control Devices
    • Signs
    • Signals
    • Marking

 

The Vehicle and its components

  • Basic Vehicle Components Control Devices
    • Instruments and Warning Devices
    • Safety and Security Devices
    • Anti-theft devices
    • Visibility Devices
    • Communications Devices
    • Comfort Devices
  • Vehicle Safety
    • External Checks
    • Internal Checks

 

Vehicle Handling

  • Controlling The Vehicle Safety
    • Visual Tracking
      • Smith System
    • Steering
    • Seating and Positioning
    • Starting and Acceleration
      • Optimal Lane Position
    • Deceleration and Braking
    • Speed Control
    • Parking
      • Uphill
      • Downhill
      • Angle
      • Reverse
      • Parallel
    • Changing Direction
      • Backing
      • Merging
      • Lane Changes
    • Right of way manoeuvres
    • Turns
    • Highway and Freeway Driving
  • Traction
  • Friction
  • Collision Avoidance Critical Situations
    • Wheel Off Road
    • Head-on Collision Avoidance
    • Read-End Collision Avoidance
    • Brake Limit
  • Skid Control
    • ABS

 

Driver Behaviour

  • Adjusting Driver Behaviour
    • Risk Perception
  • Emotions Effecting Driving
    • Emotions and Decision Making
    • Dealing With Emotions
  • Positive Driving Attitude and Behaviours
    • Values and Beliefs
    • Motives
      • Driving as thrill seeking
    • Social Factors
      • Advertisements and Media
      • Peer Pressure
    • Positive Attitudes
      • Driving is a Priviledge
      • Cooperative Driving

 

Respect and Responsibility

  • Responding to Emergency Situations
    • Collisions
    • Arriving at the collision scene
    • Dealing with police
    • Emergency Vehicles
    • Vehicle Malfunction
    • Brake Fail
    • Tires Blowout
  • Safety and Responsibility
    • Safety Measures
      • Seat Belts
      • Child Restraints
    • Conflict Avoidance
      • Respecting Others
      • Road Rage
    • Environmental Responsibility
      • Fuel Efficiency
        • Idling
        • New Technologies
      • Proper and Regular Vehicle Maintenance
        • Oil Change
        • Tune Up
        • Emission Testing
      • Lifelong learning
        • Changing Skills
        • Age and Driving
        • Changing Laws and Regulations

 

Sharing the Road

  • Cooperative Driving
    • Other Road Users and their needs
      • Cyclist
      • Motorcycles
      • Transit Vehicles
      • Emergency Vehicles
      • Trucks
      • Pedestrians
      • School Buses
    • Communication among road users
      • Vehicle Signals
      • Hand Signals
      • Horn
      • Headlights

 

Attention

  • Impaired Driving
    • Types of Impairment
      • Alcohol
      • Fatigue
      • Medical Conditions
      • Drowsy Driving
    • Effects of Impairment
      • Impaired Judgement
    • Consequences of Impairment
      • Collision
      • Legal Issues
    • Distraction
      • Inside the Vehicle
      • Outside the Vehicle

 

Perceptions and Risk Management

  • Where to observe
    • 360 Vision
    • Distance Scanning
    • Peripheral Vision
    • Blind Spots
  • How to observe
    • Active Attention
    • Shoulder Check
    • Mirrors
  • Scanning
    • Distinguishing Hazards
  • Perception of Personal Limits
    • Types of Drivers
  • Dangerous Driving
    • Aggressive Driving
    • Street Racing
  • Risk Tolerance
    • Confidence
  • Accurate Risk Perception
    • Reaction Time
    • Proactive Vs Reaction Action
  • Factors Effecting Perception
    • Age
    • Experience
    • Environment
    • Mental Factors
  • Factors of Collision
    • Common caluses of Collision
  • Driving Hazards
    • Common Driving Hazards

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