ERIC Number: ED085983
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1971-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Driver and Traffic Safety Education: A Lesson Plan for the Residents of Gracewood State School and Hospital.
Latimer, Jonathan L.
Outlined is a course of driver education and traffic safety taught to retarded residents of a state institution. Stressed is the importance of driver education for residents able to leave the institution. The philosophy of the program is given to emphasize individualizing instruction, instructing students who possess the potential for driving, discouraging students who lack the ability to drive, and teaching appropriate pedestrian safety, vehicle passenger safety, and bicycle safety procedures. Recommended is a well qualified instructor and equipment such as the driving simulator, a car, and audiovisual aids. Differentiated are the three courses offered: the Advanced Course of Driver Education consisting of classroom discussion and drills, simulator instruction, and in-car driving experience; the Basic Course of Driver Education using the same material and equipment but slanted toward the negative aspects of driving to encourage students to decide against driving; and Pedestrian and Vehicle Passenger Safety for slower learning students. Noted is the addition of a class in bicycle and two-wheeler motor vehicle safety. Instruction is explained to involve from 30 to 60 hours of classroom instruction and 10 to 60 hours of in-car driving experience. The major portion of the document outlines the following topics: teaching methods, introduction of driver education to the students, the traffic accident, the driver, the car, the laws of nature and man, road signs, car nameuvers, driving in adverse conditions and emergencies, the driver's manual, and in-car driving. (DB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Bureau of Elementary and Secondary Education (DHEW/OE), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Gracewood State School and Hospital, GA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act Title I