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ERIC Number: ED141502
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1975-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
Model Curriculum for Commercial Driving Schools.
Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Safety Center.
Eight units of study, each divided into three or four episodes, make up this Illinois driver's education curriculum for commercial schools. Each unit contains behavioral objectives for the unit and for the individual episodes, each of which is broken down into sub-objectives with corresponding content information or tasks to be performed. The eight units make up a four-part curriculum: (1) The Nature of the Driving Task, (2) Basic Knowledge and Skills for Vehicle Operation, (3) Driving Strategies and Tactics, and (4) Highway User Responsibilities. Part I (four pages), an introduction and orientation to the driving task, focuses on understanding the complex highway transportation system (HTS) and the driver's role in it. Part II (28 pages) deals with understanding laws and regulations and developing habits and skills for safe vehicle operation. Part III (22 pages) is concerned with principles for efficient observation, perception, and identification of significant HTS events and potential hazards; concepts and principles for improvement of judgmental abilities; evaluation of highway characteristics, traffic controls, weather conditions; prediction of actions of other drivers; estimation of spatial relationships; and decisionmaking for safe driving. Part Four (50 pages) covers driver condition and behavior, alcohol and other drugs, obedience to and enforcement of traffic laws; post crash procedures and responsibilities; selection, inspection, and maintenance of safe vehicles; and basic vehicle dynamics and advanced driving techniques. Four pages of bibliographic references are included. (LAS)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Illinois State Office of Education, Springfield. Highway Safety Program.
Authoring Institution: Southern Illinois Univ., Carbondale. Safety Center.
Identifiers - Location: Illinois