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Drivers Education Ch 8 - Other Vehicles

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Sean Masten

on 12 February 2014

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Transcript of Drivers Education Ch 8 - Other Vehicles

Less stable on wet roads, gravel, sand, and other slick surfaces
Little protection for the rider
Smaller size makes it harder to see
Hides behind blind spots
Problems with Motorcycles
Make wide turns
Large blind spots
Avoid passing when going down hills
Longer stopping distance
Trucks
All drivers must yield the right of way
Pulling to the right and stopping until the emergency vehicle passes you regardless of what direction the driver is traveling
Exception- 4 lane road that is divided by a median. Driver is not required to stop

Emergency Vehicles
City Buses
-Drivers are not required to stop for a city bus loading/unloading. -Should reduce your speed
-Be prepared to stop since buses make frequent stops
-If bus is on the corner loading/unloading it is illegal to go around the bus and turn right

Makes frequent stops-- Be prepared to stop

If “flashing yellow”, Bus is about to stop. Drivers need to reduce speed to 20 mph and do not attempt to pass.

“Flashing Red”– Bus is stopped to load/unload kids. Traffic approaching or behind is required to stop and may not go until the lights are off and the stop arm is retracted.

Do NOT treat the "Stop Sign" on a bus like a normal Stop Sign
School Bus

Areas without sidewalks
Curves and Hilly areas where children are present
Postal workers, delivery vehicles, or lawn maintenance
***Playgrounds or schools
Areas of Alert
AGE- High risk ages 4-7 and 65 and up
ALCOHOL – 25% of all pedestrian accidents
Factors in Pedestrian Accidents
Did You Know?
About Pedestrians
8,300 Pedestrian fatalities each year
Frequently occur in business districts
Drivers must yield
Bad weather- pedestrians are in a hurry
Before making a right turn on red, drivers must stop and allow pedestrians to cross

Bicycles

Have the same right as cars or trucks
Required to follow the same traffic laws
High percentage of accidents are with younger individuals
Passing a bicycle the driver should be in the left lane like passing a car

Signals do not cancel automatically
Driver must make head checks before changing lanes
When passing a motorcycle the driver must make a full lane change
Mixing with Motorcycles
Popular Today Because
Inexpensive
Economical
Easier to maneuver in tight spaces
Motorcycles

Chapter 8
8.1 Sharing the Roadway with Motorcycles
8.2 Motorcyclist Actions Can Affect You
8.3 Bicycles, Mopeds, and Motor Scooters
8.4 Pedestrians and Special Vehicles
8.5 Sharing the Road with Trucks


Sharing the Roadway
Parking Lots
Follow these guidelines

Obey speed limits
Follow route for traffic flow
Be alert for pedestrians, bicycles, etc
Avoid tight parking spaces
Drive into the space so your car is not sticking into traffic
Position vehicle properly into the space
Secure vehicle
Scan in all directions when backing
Watch for other vehicles to make sure they see you

Pedestrian
Safety
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